Wednesday, October 21, 2020

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu To Meet Buhari As Protests Turn Violent In Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said he would meet with President Muhammdu Buhari following the violence being recorded in different parts of Lagos over #EndSARS protest.

The governor said this while addressing protesters at Lekki toll-gate on Monday.

According to a statement shared by Jubril Gawat, the special adviser to Mr Sanwo-Olu on media, the governor will visit the president on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Mr Sanwo-Olu identified with the EndSARS campaigners, noting that their agitations touched the essence of democratic freedom.

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He said citizens must never be denied the rights to protest, but urged the protesters not to employ wrong methods to drive home their message.

“Your voice has been heard clearly and a clear pronouncement has been made on the activities of SARS. The operation has been dissolved by the police leadership and just a moment ago, Mr President addressed the nation on the issues you have raised. The President has said all SARS officers that are involved in the killing of innocent people and engaging in human rights abuses will be brought to justice.

“My stance on this EndSARS is unmistakable and I have told you that we identify with this protest because you have legitimate concerns. I am saying it again here that this protest is in good faith. But, we must not be unruly when going out on a protest like this. We want you to be peaceful and decorous in expressing yourselves.”

The state governor added that he spoke with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, on Monday, to outline the position of the Lagos State Government on police reforms, adding that he will visit President Buhari on Tuesday to present the demands of Lagos youth on the issues.

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