THERE IS A RISING INFILTRATION OF AGENT PROVOCATEURS The protest is getting infiltrated by agent provocateurs whose intention is not in sync with the original objective. In a bid to ruin the reputation of what has been built by the original protest, Gudu junction was set ablaze by persons whose physiognomy screamed violence. Lekki Tollgate has become a haven of narcotics and other psychoactive users. The identities of this “protest saboteurs” remain a debate. Whether they are inserted by politicians or a case of rogue protesters simply acting on their accord. one thing remains common. THE PROTEST IS NOW HURTING THE PROTESTER.
How long before the movement is discredited? How can the real protesters be differentiated from looters, destroyers of public and private critical infrastructures?
LACK OF LEADERSHIP Every protest is a project and for any project to be deemed successful, there has to be a leadership structure that will drive it forward. I smile sadly inside when I hear spectators say that the leaderless protest engulfing the country today is good for agitations and a strategy in itself. Not it isn’t. The leader is half of the revolution itself, alongside the cause upon which the uprising stands. As the face of the revolution, the leader provides direction to the masses in the squares and streets.