25th May Prorest: We haven’t been been bought over by CRS Government, group insist

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2 June 2017 
The notice of the Board and Management of De-Mandate Advocate has been drawn to a malicious and thus disturbing information trending in town. 
The information has it that De-Mandate Advocate had been bought over by the Government of Cross River State in view of citizens mandate walk against the perceived failure of government. 
It will be recalled that on Saturday 27 May De-Mandate Advocate in collaboration with Arise Cross River and National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River State chapter had launched a civil citizens mandate walk against the government of Cross River State. 
It will interest the public to know that, at the Millennium Park rallying point, para-military and military regiments were deployed to frustrate this obviously harmless civil activity. Teargas were unleashed on us and gun shots greeted the air around us. Thus, our human and constitutional rights of holding opinions and association were grossly violated. We have therefore decided on filling a suit against the Nigeria police Force in the State/The State Government.
How can we decide on a legal suit and subscribe to financial inducements? It's illogical to say the least. We are therefore stating in very strong and categorical terms that De-Mandate Advocate hasn't been corruptly induced as widely alleged. We still insist, as we earlier on stated that, social services must be met by this government as well as campaign promises. 
Any information contrary to the above should be disregarded and such proponents should be perceived as enemies of our collective happiness/interest. 
Mr Ambo Ekpenyong 
Director General 
De-Mandate Advocate