Human right activists on Tuesday protested against abuse of power in the country using mock coffins as a warning to the two biggest political parties in the country People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the newly registered All Progressive Congress (APC), asking them to make urgent changes within seven days or be buried forever.
“Today, we are gathered to showcase two caskets depicting the wickedness of those in power against the masses,” said Comrade Declan Ihekaire, National Coordinator, Concerned Human Rights Nigeria.
“One casket is for PDP while the second is for ACN now APC, “ Ihekaire said.
The activists gave PDP seven days to find solution to demands by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, who have been on strike for the past two months and also warned the APC-controlled Lagos State to reduce high school fees at the Lagos State University, LASU.
The also called for a renewed and strengthened fight against corruption, adding that there was too much corruption, mismanagement and theft in the land and they cannot keep quiet while the country is collapsing.