The Coalition for Revolution codenamed # RevolutionNow has called on the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), to resign immediately even as it announced a worldwide protest scheduled for October 1 , 2020 .
It subsequently called on Nigerians to come out en masse to protest bad governance .
A statement by the group read in part, “ The Coalition for Revolution is calling on all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to come out en masse on, October 1 , and participate in a massive peaceful protest to demand the reversal of anti – people policies implemented by the President Muhammadu Buhari – led administration .
“ These harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID – 19 pandemic , a global health crisis that was also mismanaged by the Buhari government , plunging already struggling citizens into deeper financial problems.
“ It also comes at a time when there is an unprecedented dictatorial – style crackdown on free speech , dissent , activism , journalism and the right to associate and congregate peacefully and protest . ”