#OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters have stated that they are not ready to withdraw from their planned protest, despite the presence of security operatives at the Lekki toll gate.
The protesters, who spoke to our correspondent on Saturday morning, insisted that they would hold a protest at the Lekki tollgate.
According to them, the presence of heavy security operatives at the tollgate was to only ensure peace.
“We are not going to be violent. No government has the right to stop a peaceful protest. We are not discouraged by the armed security men. We will be out to pass a message that bad governance in Nigeria must stop,” one of them, Wise man, said.
Another protester added that the protest would hold in line with the COVID-19 protocols and in the most peaceful manner.
“We read the threat messages by the government. They do not connect with our goals. We will be peaceful. It is shameful that more than 50 security operatives were also mobilised when they asked us not to be more than 50. We have plans and nobody can stop us,” she added.