Northern Senator Explains “How and Why We Started Sit-At-Home Protest”

Shehu Sani, the former senator from Kaduna State, has explained the origin of sit-at-home protests in Nigeria
Sani, who was a former senator and activist, posited that during their struggle with the military regime, the strategy was introduced, and people complied without being forced

However, the former lawmaker maintained that there is more beyond mere agitation to the kind of sit-at-home that was going on in the Southeast region of Nigeria...CONTINUE READING

Kaduna, Kaduna – Shehu Sani, the former senator from Kaduna and activist, has reacted to the crisis rocking the southeast region, particularly the sit-at-home order being orchestrated by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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Sani, a senator in the 8th Senate, recalled when he and some other activists introduced the sit-at-home strategies during the military regime.

Shehu Sani reveals origin of sit-at-home order Photo Credit: Shehu Sani Source: Twitter
The northern Senator condemned the use of force in enforcing sit-at-home by the IPOB members in the southeast, adding that it showed that there is more beyond the agitations of the people involved.

How we started sit-at-home, former northern senator reveals
In a tweet on Monday, July 10, Sani said during his struggle under the military government under the aegis of “Campaign for Democracy”, people complied with the sit-at-home policy without being forced, even when many of them (activists) were in prison.!

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The former senator wrote:

“Sit at home is a legitimate and non-violent means of public protest. We adopted that strategy during the years of our struggle against military dictatorship under our group called the Campaign for Democracy. The masses complied in solidarity. Even when some of us were arrested and jailed, there was compliance.
“If you have to use force or violence for people to comply, as it’s now done in the South East, there’s something wrong with your cause or struggle.”
See the tweet below:

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Court throws out El-Rufai’s N2bn defamation suit against Shehu Sani reported that former Governor Nasir El-Rufai had been defeated by ex-Senator Shehu Sani in an N20 billion defamation suit.

El-Rufai of the APC filed the suit against the former Senator and PDP chieftain, alleging a false comment about his personality.

But the court on Thursday dismissed the former governor’s claim on the ground that El-Rufai had filed the same case in 4 different courts across the state….CONTINUE READING