SAN FLAYS FG OVER SOLDIERS' TAKE OVER OF STREETS IN S-WEST
By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN-A legal practitioner, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, has condemned the presence of soldiers on Lagos streets and other parts of South West, saying it was uncalled for.
He spoke while speaking at a rally organized by the Joint Action Front, JAF, against the new fuel price of N97.
At the Freedom square, Mapo, Ibadan where the rally took place, he advised President Jonathan not to militarize the South West, arguing that the presence of soldiers in the zone was a bad signal.
Describing the new pump price of N97 as tokenism, he stressed that if democrats in the country could face the army to say no to bad governance, they could not be easily intimidated by anybody.
He said: 'I can assure you that the mass protest will continue and be sustained. They intend to intimidate us by deploring soldiers on our streets. If we could overcome military dictatorship, then no civilian can hold us hostage in our land. President Goodluck Jonathan should realize that he is the leader of over 150 million people and not of the Ijaw or South-South alone.'
They are pushing him to a dangerous end.'
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