The Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied that he’s among the many sponsors of the Finish SARS protest.
Nigerians have been protesting police brutality, killings and extortion for over one week everywhere in the nation.
It has led to residents marching to and occupying completely different key areas, the place they converge for hours.
In an announcement on Saturday, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, insisted his principal couldn’t sponsor a protest that affects the financial system of Lagos.
“Asiwaju Tinubu couldn’t have sponsored the #EndSARS protest that has blocked one of many principal entries into and out of Lagos and one of many financial arteries of the Lagos State Authorities. He may additionally not have sponsored such a protest the place he too has been labeled a goal by the organizers,” a part of the assertion learn.
It, nevertheless, made it clear Tinubu “believes in the precise of Nigerians to freedom of expression, meeting and protest the place and when vital”.
The previous Lagos Governor nevertheless maintained it’s “now time for our youths to attend, train restraint for dialogue and reform to start.”
“Whereas Asiwaju Tinubu believes in the precise of Nigerians to freedom of expression, meeting, and protest the place and when vital, he has at all times canvassed the necessity for folks to discover peaceable channels to ventilate their views and calls for.
“Like most Nigerians, Asiwaju believes that SARS’ brutality and untoward conduct towards harmless youths and different Nigerians have gone on for too lengthy and that safety outfit should be disbanded as demanded by the protesters.”
Recall that Nigerian youths have been protesting towards police brutality.
The continued protest had led to the disbandment of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigeria Police Pressure, NPF.