EndSARS promoters will face the law, says presidency

EndSARS promoters will face the law, says presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency has said that the EndSARS promoters who allowed the protests to degenerate into the destruction of lives and looting of properties in the country must account for their actions.

This was stated by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu.

He made this known on Sunday November 8 when he was featured on Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics.

During the interview, Mr Garba was asked whether the president was aware of the recent development. According to him, the buck stops on the President’s table and noted that EndSARS promoters must face the law.

Read his statement below;

“This country has only one president and has only one constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government. The buck stops on his table.

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“We are a country governed by law. There is a constitution —under section 33— that clearly defines the rights of citizens to freely protest in a peaceful way but where a peaceful protest turns into riot, violence and looting, there is a law and order duty to be performed.

“Everyone witnessed the massive looting of public and private properties particularly in Lagos, Calabar, Plateau, Taraba and some other states, even the FCT.

“Now, the laws of the country must be allowed to decide, to rule on wrongdoing on the part of anybody.

“I am not particular about any celebrity or promoter but this country has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for what they did.”

While still speaking, he added that some of the politicians who promoted the #EndSARS protest including those of the Peoples Democratic Party should “publicly denounce” the attendant destruction caused by the protest.

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