Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to the EndSARS protest, calling for a suspension of it so the government can begin to implement solutions.
The governor made this on Sunday, October 18, during a visit to his Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola at the Government House, Osogbo, following an attack on him by suspected thugs in Osogbo on Saturday.
He also stated while he is full support of the protest, it should be called off, because it has been hijacked by political thugs and hoodlums.
Akeredolu said, ”Yesterday’s incident was most disturbing. It was unfortunate. It’s a development that all of us must condemn. it’s mostly an act of terrorism. When I saw it, I felt very bad. I felt I should come today to solidarize with you. We thank God for sparing your life. Valuables must have been lost, but we thank God for your life.
“We thank God for the security team of the Governor for being able to manage the situation. It could have led to something else but for the way the Governor’s security team handled the situation.
“The agitation of the #Endsars protesters is right , and we are not saying it’s unfounded, if I have my way I would be with them every other day. What they are protesting is what Fela Anikulapo called Sorrow, Tears and Blood. We are not condemning #EndSars demonstration. But for now, why don’t we suspend it and allow government to take actions.
“I appeal to the youths on the street to give government time. You can give us ultimatum. I want to use this medium to appeal to them. Their rank and file is being infiltrated by thugs and hoodlums. When people hijack #EndSars protest, it could be catastrophic. What happened in Osun can not be protest. It should be condemned. I’m happy my brother is alive and well,” Akeredolu said.￼Photo Credit: Twitter