JAF Announces Next Stage Of Struggle, Calls On Nigerians To Form Action Committees Everywhere

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Joint Action Front (JAF) has rejected the unilateral imposition of N97 as the new pump price of petrol, stressing that the struggle for the total reversal of the policy to N65 must continue.

It has therefore urged all Nigerians to commence mobilisation and form Action Committees in workplaces, schools, neighbourhoods, social spaces, town associations and worship centres in preparation for the next stage of the struggle to win N65, as well as rid the country of looters and profiteers.

It also announced that it has scheduled a three-day national political memorial for the martyrs of the struggle for the reversal to N65 in selected cities in the country in the next two weeks.

Following several meetings in the past few days, JAF, the pro-labour civil society partner of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), acknowledged in a statement that some gains have so far been made in the struggle, particularly in compelling the government and its collaborators to retreat from their arrogant and contemptuous stance that  there was no going back on the N141,

But it criticized the new presence of soldiers on the streets.  “JAF notes that the resort to militarisation of protest venues across the country and the brutalisation of legitimate protests demanding the disbandment of the militarily occupied spaces by the Jonathan Presidency has further exposed the regime as tyrannical, anti-poor, insensitive and desperate for survival,” the statement said.  “We must add that the rights of Nigerians to freely associate and peacefully protest is guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution, and as JAF we had and will never seek for the permission of the Federal Government or any of its agents to express our free will against an unjust order.”

JAF notes that the resort to militarisation of protest venues across the country and the brutalisation of legitimate protests demanding the disbandment of the militarily occupied spaces by the Jonathan Presidency has further exposed the regime as tyrannical, anti-poor, insensitive and desperate for survival. We must add that the rights of Nigerians to freely associate and peacefully protest is guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution, and as JAF we had and will never seek for the permission of the Federal Government or any of its agents to express our free will against an unjust order.

It said the federal government and its front of looters and profiteers threatening with treason Nigerians that desire to struggle for system change should be told that the Constitution of the US, whose model of “democracy” it glorifies, provides that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of the rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as seems most likely to effect their safety and happiness. 

It therefore called on Nigerians to rally around the struggle for system change in order to usher in an era that ensures that the wealth of the country is judiciously applied to benefit the majority working population and the poor.
 

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My people

remember we are all or most of us will leave our kids behind in this world and are we going to leave it all damage,i wonder what all our kids or grand kids will say about us.i bet they will not have respect for us because we didn’t fight the corruption and insecurity in the country when we all had the change.we can’t leave this corrupt country for our kids.we all know what to do to set things right,so please my brother and sisters from the east and west,we don’t need to fight ourself,we all have the same common enemy so ENOUGH is ENOUGH

why are we fighting ourself

My people,I really don’t write much but i listen and read a lot.My only opinion which can be good or bad, but this is my two cent or kobo,we all know this entire people that are making 9ja ungoverned or we all have an idea of most of the people causing confusion to the country,we don’t have to fight ourself even if we are from the east or west.the only way we can defend all this madness and corruption in 9ja is to have one voice and protect for our self and our children.

@robo did they send ur papa invitation for protest???

The contribution most of you guys make to naija
Are drug peddling,419,Body parts selling,
Kidnaping,armed robbery,Fake Medicines,
Fake products in general.So u cannot be
Interested in nation building and we don't
Expect you to. Are u even one Igbo? Do u even
Like each other? Villager.

@robo can you place urself on same level with sowore?

Stupid cunt, why don't you set up a platform
Like dis before cursing sowore bloody
Kidnaper and drug dealer like you, you knw
Nothing,your tribalism does not allow you
To know ur left from right, your type of
Person disgust me and makes me ashame to
Share same nationality with a bigot like
You little rats from minority, that's why
I find it difficult to employ ur people
Because you'll never know who is not a
Tribalist except ibo women are much better
Than their men.

@robo can you place urself on same level with sowore?

Stupid cunt, why don't you set up a platform
Like dis before cursing sowore bloody
Kidnaper and drug dealer like you, you knw
Nothing,your tribalism does not allow you
To know ur left from right, your type of
Person disgust me and makes me ashame to
Share same nationality with a bigot like
You little rats from minority.

who is dis drug dealer @odogwu?

@odogwu your name says it all, bloody villager
That's why you are so tribalistic, you need
Education of mind.

@Biafra status

West are ŧђε most civilized part of naija we are not blind like those in east ãήð south south.Had ℓ̊ŧ bin Ʋя leaders open dere eyes,ear and brain,yorubas wunt hv bin the one to ŧɑkε control of ur materials foools

Go back with fellow criminals, robo and deri destined for hell

Nollywood or nonesense. Why are your people scrambling for waka pass role in the yoruba films. Entrepreneurship my foot. In sane societies, the so called entrepreneurs would have either bagged life imprisonment or fairly, die by hanging. In any case take you and fellow fools like you we gladly make our day lovely if you can use same skill, doggedness and all the associated ills to your so called Biafra. God forsaken fools

you guyz forget so soon

The same people you are abusing now are the same people that didn't keep quiet when Yaradua die. They call for GEJ to be the president. Now they can't protest again

Ndi ofe mmanu

Yorubas again. Hmmm.... Ofe mmanu

@johnson chibudom.Didnt we protest without you tribalist before?

Who ask you to join the protest? Did we missed you in our previous rallies? We know who you are, people that will sell their concience for money, we don't want you there we always fight for our rights, history will tell you that in the past it's been us that always push for change in nigeria follow by the north, because we are the open eye one or the most civilised tribe that fights for everybody's rights regardless of their tribe, even when jonathan was humiliated the protest started from Lagos by yoruba's to rescue him from Turai's cabal, unlike you tribalist.

NOT DISCOURAGED BY GEJ--SPONSORED COMMENTS

All comments against JAF are ffrom Neiighbour-to-Nieghbour Jonathan's Agency to hoodwink Nigerians. This government has used poverty to unite us. Nigerians arise and fight this regime which is becoming more dictatorial than the military. Is the reduction from N141 to N97 of pump price of petrol now enjoyed by only an ethnic group. Only good governance from GEJ which include fighting Boko Haram and reverting to N65 for fuel will begin peace...Not militarization of the country. QED

YOU TAUT

You are such a magot to think you can just form your so called Ijaw Nation & expect the rest of Nigerians to just fold their hands. We know this has been your agenda, but all we are saying is, try it & see how the all of Nigerians we wipe you out of d map...

NIGERIANS UNITY IS THE WATCH WORD

I call on all Nigerians to be united so that we can liberate this country together.The Welfare of the People should be the Supreme law,Corruption in the land is too much.

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Submitted by Greater Nigeria, Robo and co! You can recruit your fellow drug dealers, fake goods merchants, arm robbers and go back to develop the east. Greater Nigeria, you mentioned but the few. while we are (dealers, fake goods merchants, arm robbers) what are you and your people????

What about Nooly Wood film industry? What about our entrepreneurship? Our business skills. We make lagos the busiest commercial hub in africa. What about your national football teams both male and female? We make 70% of players. our region provide nigeria's wealth. We beat you in lagos & kano

I congratulate SR on free speech

I used to criticise SR for allowing so many odd comments. Then I thought that this site was undermining ibos. But from what I've seen since the staged terror attacks by PDP & selfish comments relating to Occupy Nigeria, some ibos are doing a good job of discrediting themselves. The myopic selfishness & greed demonstrated on here is 2nd to none. Shame people put bribes received above the need to build a better future for the community. Hope GEJ gives these 419 traders their Biafra while normal ibos join the rest of Nigeria to build a better tomorrow. Hope these clowns keep their 419, fake drugs, kidnapping, armed robbery & gay marriage within their own borders.

you guys are so stupid

What is the purpose of occupying?is it fuel at N65 nigerians want or jobs?you guys open ur mouth to critisize a government that is just a year old with so much energy.where were u guys wen those industries were moving out?where were u guys wen obj was stealing this country dry and doing nothing?where were u people in yardua's inactive 3yr reign?now becuz we have a president from the minority u people are flexing ur muscles.Here is a note of warning guy read the hand writing on the wall,JEG is nigerians last president.Save ur protest for ur various countries after the break up.Tribalistic SWINES.

Nigeria's many battles and it's corruption root

What you fail to understand is that the terror killings in nigeria is happening because of the corruption that has rocked Nigeria for decades. Nigeria has many battles and corruption is the root of the book haram strikes that we are witnessing today. This is not a Yoruba agenda, We have ALL been looted and deprived.
The story of deprivation is one and the same all over nigeria.The fight against corruption is the starting point of all nigeria's battles.corruption created book haram. We mourn the loss of lives all over Nigeria and the fight against the level of insecurity cannot be fought like the way you fight corruption. What will your protests do to stop terrorism? If your protests can make a difference, why don't you spearheard a rally against book haram and let's follow your lead instead of criticizing those who can at least fight for something!
Please think well before writing junk and creating issues that are no longer in fashion. We want a new Nigeria for us all!

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this is nonsense. what is occupy nigeria. what is nigeria? is this fuel issue more important than innocent lives being lost every day? organize protest against bokoharam not fuel subsidy. my advise, broda. you will not succeed with fuel subsidy protest, you will fail with fuel subsidy protest because even before the 140N others from other part of nigeria buy for 150N/Litter. only protest to change the countries constitution can bring true change. make the call and people will follow: in other words call for sovereign national conference

Robo and co! The curse is all yours

Robo and co! You can recruit your fellow drug dealers, fake goods merchants, arm robbers and go back to develop the east. If Awolowo had not developed yorubaland, there wouldn't ve been a place for you and your likes to be surviving on crimes. We appreciate the strength of a united Nigeria, if we can bury our ethnic sentiments. A great nation is not dependent only on abundant mineral resources, but also on human resources, fairness and justice. Every state in nigeria has one resources or the other. Some have more human resources, some worship criminals as leaders, some will fight injustice even if there blood will be affected while some will cover and protest to protect criminals. All these are more important than crude oil. That is why Mauritius is better than most oil producing countries in Africa.

@Biafra Stands

@Biafra Stands,

You are absolutely right in your observation and comment.

The Yoruba race is not concerned with the insecurity in the country rather, they are interested in protecting the oil interests of their thief and looting brothers like Adenuga of conoil, Femi otedola of AP and Tinubu of Oando.

They are the biggest traitors in the country and it cuts across all cream of preffessionals in their tribe. Namely...pastors:-Adeboye, the slapping witch man, and Tunde Bakare the muslem/chritian pastor. This is just to mention a few.

In their academics its the same. namely:- Wole Soyinka the tribalistic and biased professor, Femi falana the myopic and daft lawyer. If i go on their will be no time to list them.

Now they want to drag other Nigerian to protest the subsidy removal all in the guise to protect their selfish interest instead of that of the nation.

THEY ARE MORE OF A PROBLEM TO NIGERIA THAN BOKO HARAM.

Stupid set of tribalistic animals!!!!!!

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Re: patrick agbodu occupy nigeria

I think Patrick Agbodu do not know what he is saying, can yoruba stay alone in this country. He is not widely travel and has not associates much in disagreement wit what (JAF) has said. I believe what they said should be our next action, so dat Labour/TUC will not be able to betral us again. But i will subjest dat civil right society and JAF should try and appoint one of their member in all d state from there we will register under this ambrella and it will appoint other members in Local Govt. nation wide. Great Nigeria People, Great of d greatest of d greatest Great. Unity we stand against d corrupted few. It is not about d religion or tribes.

Be civilized

Why happened to enaging in a civilized manner? All you can think about is throwing eggs at Sanusi - owambe man. Mallam Sanusi is intellectually sound, and if i were you and Nigerians like you, will try to learn a bit from this brilliant Nigerian. Please go and disrupt his speech yourself and leave struggling Nigerinas to work and put food on their table.

Awolowo lineage at work!

Check the profile of some notable Yorubas, with excerption of very few, you quickly see one thing: Betrayal, Back stabbing, etc. Here we go again, these groups are more interested in 'Oil' from wasted land of East/Niger Delta, they have not read the news or watch the television that the Islamic terrorists and their sponsors are slaughtering innocent people mainly Biafrans/Christians, even expelled. Did we hear them talk about it as though it matters? No. Not even the so-called 'man of Adeboye' (Not God), among them. To these folk, it’s ok, Igbos/Biafrans are used to genocide, free oil instead and use it to distract them from mourning or fighting for their rights!
It does not affect Yorubas (At least not much, yet). We still remember the Awo, Obj, Banjo, Adekunle, etc. They only want to lure the unsuspecting Igbos to join them, only to disappear when the senseless Nigeria forces open fire. Yoruba people need to wake up and change their bad reputation, and lack of solidarity

ROBO ITS NOT TOO LATE

Why don't you go over to the US to carry out your threat or were you deported from the US and so unable to return? If indeed you've lived in the US you know you' ll end up in prison and also taken to the cleaners for the criminal act you're threatening against Sowore and co.It is actions of Tyrannical bastards like yourself that true Nigerians are putting themselves up to fight at great risks to themselves family and friends.Adults use peaceful means to settle scores not violence. YOU NEED SOME TRAINING TO BECOME AN ADULT. YOUR PARENTS FAILED TO TRAIN YOU PROPERLY AND AM SURE SOWORE WILL GLADLY OBLIGE IN TRAINING AND MENTORING YOU.

@ Greater nigeria

@ Greater Nigeria,

I guess you are one of the foot soldiers of the Yoruba machinery bent on destroying Nigeria.

Both You and Sowore of Sahara reporters will not succeed. The yorubas succeeded in deceiving other tribes into war while busy building their economy in the 60s.

All those deceit is over now. Nigerians are wiser. The yorubas should stop calling the movement occupy Nigeria and rename it OCCUPY YORUBA LAND.

Stupid set of people!!!!

Na wao

You people are just acting like f**ls. Rather that protest against the more violent slaying of innocent Nigerians, your business is fuel price. I wonder how many dead people can pay for fuel or is it because your relatives are not involved yet. Go & tell a member of Enenche Akogwu's family about your struggle and see their reaction!

@ Chidubem

Chidubem you are absolutely right. All the occupy Nigeria movement is a purely Yoruba agenda.

When the chips are down they will all run and deny ever being involved.

Rubbish set of people!!!

COORDINATION IS NECESSARY

Well done guys. You now need to designate specific Individuals to spearhead the forming and co-ordination of the activities of the movement in each and every strata of Society that you have Identified.Merely appealing to people to form a chapter will not achieve the desired result, and it also runs the risk of being hijacked by hoodlums.The way to defeat this tyrannical, Looting Lot is to build a groundswell of grassroots support that will both secure the protests from infiltration by hoodlums, and also defy the illegal deployment of armed Soldiers to intimidate and brutalise unarmed protesters by the despotic IDIOT in the Villa.

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