Sanwo-Olu lends support to #EndSARS protests, calls disbandment ‘victory for Nigerian youth’

Sanwo-Olu lends support to #EndSARS protests, calls disbandment ‘victory for Nigerian youth’

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, October 11, explained that the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after sustained protests signals a victory for the Nigerian youth.

Sanwo-Olu made this assertion after his return to the state from Ondo where he led as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the governorship election.

The governor also commended the peaceful nature of the protesters, saying their actions have shown what democracy truly stands for.

“This is actually a victory for our youths. This is a victory because your voice has been heard. So if you say this is not the first time, this is the first time they are disbanding it,” he said.

“Other pronouncements have been we will do something but there has been clear communication and they have rolled out all of the various things they are going to be doing.”

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The governor also called on the youths to sheathe their swords following the positive response to their demands.

He wants the young population to collaborate with the police authorities; by forming themselves into groups aimed at providing a citizen-oriented policing structure.

“We thank the FG for listening to the voice of the people; via peaceful but powerful protests; showing the people’s commitment to protecting each other irrespective of gender or tribe.”

Reacting to the just concluded Ondo governorship election, Sanwo-Olu commended the people of the state for supporting the APC.

According to the governor, the people’s choice of the party’s candidate in the poll, Rotimi Akeredolu is a victory for democracy.

The governor’s response followed days of widespread protests by Nigerians; demanding to scrap of the unit which had gained notoriety for brutality and human rights violations.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who announced the scrapping of the unit; acknowledged reports of extortion and brutality; announcing a plan for an investigation.

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