Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

Committee for a Workers' International logo

Committee for a Workers' International


Google search site:


Socialist Party of Nigeria


DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos

Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,

Call our national office on 0805 304 5953


Email the DSM


Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Home
Join DSM

Nigeria on a cliff edge
Nigeria on a cliff edge - published February 2010
Nigeria on the brink
Only a working people's government can save it - published November 2009
President Yar'adua's Era: A new dawn for the masses?
President Yar


DSM news
Statements
Our manifesto

About us

Socialist Democracy

DSM Newspaper


Donate

Campaigns
Election 2015

Election 2011

Fuel Crisis
International
Students
Trade Unions
Women

Downloads
Links

email

DSM news


11 June 2015

Print | Text only print | Facebook  Twitter

ALFRED ADEGOKE ARRESTED AND RELEASED BY DSS OVER OSUN PENSIONERS' PROTEST

Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS), apparently at the instance of the Osun State Government, have arrested Comrade Alfred Adegoke, Osun State Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), and Osun State Coordinator of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). He was picked up at his office today around 11.20 a.m. He was brutalised by the heavily armed DSS operatives. Other members managed to escape. He was later released by 2pm.

The arrest came barely 24 hours after pensioners held a mass protest in Osogbo over non-payment of pensions for several months. Members of DSM actively participated in this protest.

This arrest was the second attack the Aregbesola government has launched on members of the DSM and SPN in the last two years over the stand of the party on government policies.

These acts of impunity by the Osun State government must stop.

It should be recalled that the pensioners, like workers in the state, have not been paid since last November. The workers are currently on strike.

However, apart from Osun state, workers in other states under the control of both APC and PDP have not been also paid their salaries for many months. The governors of the affected states attributed their inability to pay to the decline in the monthly allocation as a result of slump in oil revenue. We however hold the main reason for the non-payment is gross mismanagement of the state resources.

We reiterate our demand for immediate payment of all salaries and pensions by Osun state government and others.

Kola Ibrahim
Secretary, DSM Osun State