DSS has earlier issued a warning to the general public that anyone who does not have any business with the inauguration ceremony of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of Nigeria on May 29 should not come near the Eagles Square, as they uncovered plans to disrupt the swearing in ceremony.
Professor Udenta Udenta has however stated that Nigerians have the right to engage in a peaceful protest which according to him is part of democracy, and that as Tinubu and others would be sworn in on May 29, millions of Nigerians can protest to express their displeasure, so long as they don't have arms and are doing so peacefully in accordance of the law.
In his words, he said:
"In two or three days times, there will be inauguration. The Inspector-General of Police is already speaking, the Director General, Department of State Service is speaking, the military are also speaking. However, my sense of it is that they are shutting down democratic conversation and we should not allow that. While you’re going to swear people in, you should equally allow those that want to protest do that peacefully, legitimately constitutionally.
"The behavior of National Broadcasting Commission, and even behaviour of the President-elect’s media team is abhorrent at this stage, that’s why I want to repeat. As people will be sworn in on May 29, millions of Nigerians have right to protests wherever they are as long as they don’t have arms and are doing it peacefully, as the law provides."
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