by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Earlier today, we reported that Wale Ajani was picked up by men of the SSS. In a statement following the arrest, Wale Salami on behalf of the The Coalition against Fuel Subsidy Removal wrote: “Apparently in a bid to halt the momentum gained by the ‘National Hunger Strike’ of Friday in Abuja, the State Security Service (SSS) has arrested the Youth Council President, Comrade Wale Ajani I was supposed to escort him to the SSS office but I was held up in another meeting. I can authoritatively confirm from my colleague who went with him that he has been arrested. This whole event happened at around 1pm this afternoon.”
The statement continues through: “… he is yet to be released.We are hereby calling on all young people of Nigeria to remain calm. What they have attempted to do is to ‘demoralise’ us but they have only succeeded in motivating us. This struggle is not about any Youth Council, Y-Count Campaign or any other youth organisations, it is the Nigerian people resisting a disastrous and thoughtless government policy. So whether Wale Ajani is arrested or not, Nigerian Youth would still demonstrate our displeasure against the removal of fuel subsidy by this administration.
I hereby call on the over 69 Million Nigerian youth to join us, come Friday Eleven Day of the Eleven month (November) 2011 (#11-11-11) at the Unity Fountain, opposite Transcorp Hilton Hotel from 9am as we make a historic march towards reclaiming our Nation from these cabals!
We are the CHANGE that we SEEK; we are the ones we’ve been WAITING for!
We shall overcome!
FOR: The Coalition against Fuel Subsidy Removal.”
Later this evening, there were rumours that Ajani had been released from the SSS custody. However, YNaija called his number and spoke to a friend who confirmed the rumours to be false and that the youth leader was still remanded.
Dayo Israel also confirmed that as at 8pm he had not been released.