#ENDSARS Protests Should Have Ended If There Is No Hidden Agenda Says Governor, Mai Mala Buni Of Yobe State
Information reaching Wakeupafrica360 from our correspondent in Nigeria has the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni coming out to allege that the #ENDSARS protests currently rocking many cities in the country may have a hidden agenda unknown to the general public. Governor Buni who is also the caretaker chairman of the All Progressive Party (APC) was quoted to have made this known on Monday during a BBC Hausa Service program. According to him, “ the protests should have ended since the federal government has responded and promised to address all the demands of the protesters demanding an end to police brutality in Nigeria and total reform of the entire Police Force.” He further stated that if the situation is not handled, the current protests may be hijacked by hoodlums and other criminal elements which may lead to anarchy. According to him, “Hoodlums can utilize the gathering to cause confusion and terrorize other innocents citizens. The ongoing protests show that there is a hidden agenda after the government has responded to the protesters’ demand.Nigeria is a country accommodating people with several motives and demands which include restructuring and disintegration, thus, we should be careful. There are criminals who see the disbanded police unit as threat to their criminal activities”.
Meanwhile, there have been calls for an impeachment process to be initiated against Governor Buni over allegations that he has abandoned governance in Yobe for politics. A political group in the state said the Governor was not elected to oversee the affairs of APC but was constitutionally elected to be the Governor of Yobe State. It, therefore, challenged the governor to focus on his constitutional responsibility and not the politics of managing a political party.
On other news making the rounds at this hour, the Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condemned the attack on protesters of #ENDSARS at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night noting that the incident is a reflection that Nigeria has not grown despite celebrating 60 years weeks back. He therefore, called for thorough investigation into the incident that lead to the death of some innocent Nigerians. In a statement released by Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker’s media aide, the speaker has this to say, “Events in my home State Lagos, last night (Tuesday) and up until this afternoon (Wednesday), have left my heart heavy and my spirit disturbed. After sixty years, our democracy should have grown beyond the point where conflicting visions of nationhood result in violence on the streets and blood on the ground. It is unavoidably and painfully clear that there were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate. Therefore, there needs to be a quick and thorough investigation to determine the facts of what happened last night in Lagos. Our nation urgently needs and the Nigerian people deserve an accounting of the acts that led to the events of last night. I urge for calm whilst we get a truer picture of events. In Lagos and everywhere else, too much blood has already been spilt in our country, let there be no more. May God bless and keep you all. And may God bless and keep our Federal Republic of Nigeria”
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