24 hours after the official pump price of petrol is hiked to N145 per litre, Nigerians have labeled those at the vanguard of the famous ‘Occupy Nigeria’ protests that greeted former President Goodluck Jonathan’s attempt to remove petrol subsidy in 2012 hypocrites.
The Occupy Nigeria protest was a socio-political movement that began in Nigeria on Monday, 2 January 2012 in response to the fuel subsidy removal by President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, 1 January 2012. Protests took place across the country, including in the cities of Kano, Ojota (part of metropolitan Lagos), Abuja, and at the Nigerian High Commission in London. The use of social media services such as Twitter and Facebook were prominent during the protests.
Prominent activists that championed the protests in Lagos where the largest crowd was recorded for days included Senator Dino Melaye, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and many more.
Read what Nigerians are saying about these ‘activists’ who have elected to keep mum now that their man has done the same thing that brought out the activism in them just four years ago…
In 2012 you were on the street for occupy naija because of subsidy removal. So what is your stand now? pic.twitter.com/jOa9PZvSUU
— sanyaolu kazeem adeb (@skarzdesigns) May 12, 2016
When GEJ wanted to remove fuel subsidy, we all went to the streets. Are we going to the street now to protest against PMB today? Hypocrites!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) May 11, 2016
— Theodora Eguarojie (@doratweet) May 12, 2016
The Apc Govt should apologize to the previous Govt / masses for misleading them during the last strike (occupynaija) .
— òmólómò làrín èró (@okubizzy) May 12, 2016
Occupy naija should b back by now …lol
— #Banuso (@konis_v) May 12, 2016
Dz wia dia followers in 2012 alias occupy naija. …now wia is tunde bakare,Dino melaye,oshioo baba,El rufai etc…. pic.twitter.com/XYUQyL5koC
— Pharm_2solo (@pharm_2solo) May 12, 2016
I guess those who organized #occupy naija in 2012 did it for just political reasons,shame to them all!they never care for Nigeria.
— Tayo Akinyemi (@akinyemitayor) May 12, 2016
God will PUNISH those who protested against GEJ’s attempt to remove subsidy and have today remained silent! pic.twitter.com/lH81nXS9Ub
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) May 12, 2016
- Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng