The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde reiterates his support for the #EndSARS protest. This protest will soon enter the third week yet there is no sign that it is ending soon. Though the Federal Government has announced the disbandment of SARS yet Nigerians do not believe the FG. Therefore, the protest has continued to this new week.
Recall that a peaceful protest in Ogbomoso has turned sour as police opened fire on protesters. 3 persons died during the protest. Furthermore, the palace of the king of the town, Soun was attacked and disorganized.
Meanwhile, when the incidence happened, the Governor spurred into action. He visited the town and even the bereaved family. Moreover, he donated fund to this family and also to the palace for its renovation.
Accordingly, Makinde has gone to his social media handle to address the youths. Through this, he reiterates his support to the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
“Peaceful protests are a big part of our democratic process. The right to freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by our Constitution, and I will never support any attempt to rob citizens of their fundamental human rights.”