A Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the National Assembly, Sen. Philip Aduda on thursday distance himself from the #EndSARS protest that turned violent in the nation’s Capital.
He made this known while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja, while noting that, youths in the FCT have the right to protest, but not outside the context of law.
Aduda, however, expressed shock over a picture being circulated on the social media, where he was being portrayed as supporting one of the youths who claimed to be spokesperson for Abuja natives.
He, therefore warned the youths not to cause trouble in the name of protesting #EndSARS in Abuja.
According to him; ” protest is allowed by the law, not violence. I support the #EndSARS protest but youths must not make it look as if it is war.
“I am not part of violence protest especially the recent one in some parts of Abuja, because I am a leader does not means that I will support something that is outside the law. Let us adhere strictly to law and bad tendance” he said.
“We had a meeting with minister of the FCT and he appreciated the efforts of stakeholders, he is even considering to set up a committee that will address cases of grievances occassioned by the #EndSARS protests” he said.