The Joint Action Front (JAF) has concluded plans to hold a POLITICAL MEMORIAL in honour of those killed by the armed personnel in the course of the popular struggle of January 9th – 16th 2012 for the reversal of the hike in the price of petrol from N141 to its pre-January 1st 2012 price of N65.
The planned POLITICAL MEMORIAL is aimed at:
· Encouraging religious groups and leaders to offer special prayer session for the martyrs and victims of the Struggle of January 9th – 16th 2012 and the living; and the need for Nigerians to see religion not as a divisive factor, but one that should unite all (irrespective of religious belief, ethnicity and sex) as a community of human beings desiring maximum welfare and happiness in our society.
· Reiterate the martyr status of our heroes Comrades Chima Ubani and Tunji Oyeleru (both died on September 21st 2005 in a motor accident on their return from the Maiduguri rally against hike in fuel prices), Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti, Alao Aka Bashorun, Chief Gani Fawehinmi and others.
· Express the appreciation and solidarity of JAF to Nigerians through (peaceful procession on the streets with leaflets) and the need for Nigerians to continue the struggle for a society in which the wealth of the country is judiciously applied to benefit the majority working population (formal and informal sectors) and the poor as opposed to the present state looting and private takeover of national wealth in the midst of millions of unemployed and idle youth, insecurity of life and property, collapse of infrastructures, unaffordable cost of education, health and shelter, poverty and untold hardships, etc.
The POLITICAL MEMORIAL is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: Saturday, February 18th 2012
Time: 8am – 2pm
Venues: Nigeria Labour Congress, Yaba where the event will kick-off through Ikorodu Road to the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Square, Ojota for the Prayer/Mass Rally.
JAF has commenced mobilisation and has specifically requested Muslims and Christians’ groups across the country to use the Jumat Services and Worship centres to enjoin their members to massively attend the POLITICAL MEMORIAL.
A media press conference has been slated for Tuesday, February 14th 2012 to unfold the details of the programme.
Join forces with JAF Now, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!
Comrade Abiodun Aremu