Senator Rochas Okorocha, a top Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned against the criminalising of the peaceful EndSARS protesters, made up by Nigerian youths,
The Lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, at the State House, Marina.
A statement from the Lagos State Government quoted Senator Okorochas as cautioning against “demonising the youths who led the protests”.
The statement was titled: ‘EndSARS protests: Okorocha salutes Sanwo-Olu’s leadership, courage’.
He also said that, “there was no reason to criminalise the protesters, in spite of the violence that trailed their demonstrations”.
He noted that “the protesters’ demands were in good faith”, and called on “Political Leaders to embrace them as caring fathers”.
Senator Okorocha, however, condemned the violence that trailed the protests, saying that the mayhem in which several public assets were destroyed, robbed the future generations of valuable inheritance.
His words: “The protest is a lesson for all of us; we must take the advantage of the outcome to rebuild and reunite our country. I have no doubt that Lagos will come out of this stronger than it used to be, given Sanwo-Olu’s exemplary leadership in handling the issue.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying that “the coordinated arson drew Lagos a few steps backward”.
The Lagos State Governor, reiterated that he is still in support of the agitations of the protesters, and would work with them to realise their 5-points demands.
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