Politicizing#ENDSARS Protest Is Irresponsible, Lagos APC Tells PDP


It appears the new round of fight is coming up between the two leading political parties in Lagos over #ENDSARS protests.

Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP thorough its publicity secretary, Gani Taofik has charged the state government to fish out all the attackers of the #ENDSARS PROTESTS within 24hours and also ensure no such attack occurs anymore.

The party opines that unless the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, successfully achieves this, he may be an accessory after the fact of the attacks. “it does not matter whether he pledged #200M as compensation to the victims of the protests. It again brings to the fore the commentaries that Governor Sanwoolu is not truly passionate about the welfare, well being and tranquility of the State.” Gani said.

However, in a swift reaction the Publicity Secretary, Lagos All Progressive Congress, Hon. Seye Oladejo said it is height of irresponsibility for the PDP to politicize the #ENDSARS protests in the state.

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“Lagos state government since the commencement of the protest march around different parts of the state has been supportive. The Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat have taken turns to address the protesters identifying with the issues at stake and assuring of the state government sympathy.”

“The governor, in keeping with his promise, went ahead to present the terms of the resolution of the crisis to President Mohammad Buhari in Abuja.

In addition, the state government ensured that all the protesters arrested were released.
It is worthy of note that the most important responsibility of any worthwhile government is the protection of the lives and property of the citizens as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution.” Oladejo said.

According to APC scribe, the #ENDSARS protest seeks to enforce the provision within the ambit of the citizens fundamental human right to life and dignity.

“As a party , we’re all concerned about the incessant incidents of police brutality which largely remain unchecked. There’s no doubt that no one is immuned against the lawlessness of a police force trained and sustained by the tax payers money.”

“However, the recent turn of events at the protest today gives serious cause for concern. The attack launched by hoodlums on armless and peaceful protesters was in bad taste.
The attempt in the social media, sponsored by the opposition PDP, to hold the state government responsible is to say the least , the height of bitter politics.” Oladejo stated.


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