The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has joined the students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) who took over the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Monday protesting the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaking on the protest ground, the human right activist supported the students' action, maintaining that “this is your struggle”.
The excited students cheered Sowore for joining the protest, giving him an opportunity to address them.
“I am a comrade and I remain a comrade forever, anything you need from us, let us know, but this is your struggle.
“Nigerian students delivered independence to Nigeria in 1960, after this, they hijacked it and started using it against us. Nigerian students delivered the democracy we have today in 1999, but when they flog people, it is the same us that they flog,” he said.
Sowre further encouraged well-meaning Nigerians to join the students in their struggle to end the lingering strike.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 due to the government's refusal to meet the union's demands.
NANS commenced a fresh round of protests last week, taking over major roads and stopping motorists and travellers from getting to their destination in due time.
The students moved the protest to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos today. preventing travellers from embarking on their journeys as planned.