#EndSARS: Tinubu Justifies Use of Force on Protesters

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020, Under: News

#EndSARS: Tinubu Justifies Use of Force on Protesters

Former Lagos Governor of Bola Ahmed Tinubu called on Nigerian youth to end ongoing #ENDSARS protests across the country, justifying the use of force against protesters.

Tinubu, who previously denied sponsoring the protest, said young people should stop the protest now and “also be careful not to miss out on these gains due to a lack of restraint and strategic thinking.”

He also said the ongoing protest tends towards regime change, adding that the government will have to use force to end the ongoing protest.

He said: “The protesters have made significant progress in a very short period. But they should also be careful not to waste those profits due to a lack of restraint and strategic thinking.

“For example, it is very unfortunate that hooligans, thugs and various criminals have taken the lead in protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civilian life and harass, intimidate and attack innocent people who are running their legitimate businesses.

“The intention of the organizers of the protest is to achieve the stated goals of police reform, with which the government agreed in principle. This, of course, cannot be their motive for creating general anarchy or regime change.

“If they get the impression that this is their goal, then any government will have to act with the determination and strength necessary to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.

“However, the protesters must be careful not to lay the groundwork for eroding or destroying the very democratic process that gives them the freedom and right to protest in the first place.

“Let me thank all our religious leaders, Christians and Muslims, for their patriotism and high sense of responsibility during this difficult time. I appeal to them with an appeal to urge their many followers to suspend the protests for a while and give the world a chance.

“Finally, I also appeal strongly to the demonstrators: you expressed your point of view. The government has made a commitment to you. Please, please stop protesting. Give the government a chance to fulfill your demands. “

Source: – Sahara Reporter.