The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined Nigerians throughout the country on Wednesday in remembering the fallen victims of the 2020 “EndSARS” rallies against citizen brutality and terrible governance under the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP has strongly denounced the continued brutalization of Nigerians by APC-controlled security personnel in many parts of the country, including the murderous assault on innocent youths at Wednesday’s EndSARS memorial procession.
EndSARS, according to the PDP, has become an epitaph of the APC’s and its administration’s obvious cruelty, terrible brutality, torture, illegal detention, mindless extrajudicial killings, gagging, and oppression of Nigerians during the previous six years.
“EndSARS has become the emblem of Nigerians’ resistance against the insensitive, inept, corrupt, divided, and decadent APC regime that has brought so much grief and pain to our dear nation,” PDP spokesman1 Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “EndSARS has become the emblem of the resistance by Nigerians against the insensitive, incompetent corrupt, divisive and decadent APC administration that has brought so much anguish and pain to our dear nation.
The statement read in bits :”It is shocking that, despite the promises to stop brutality and restore good governance, Nigerians who came out to march in remembrance of the victims of last year’s brutality were made to face the same trauma, if not worse brutality in the hands of security operatives.
“Our party weeps at the cruelty inflicted on the Lagos Uber driver and many other youths by APC-controlled security agents as well as non-state actors, hired to repress Nigerians who were out exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights.”
The PDP, has, however, demanded that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, should immediately arrest and commence the trial of all security operatives involved in the heinous act against Nigerians.
“Our party laments that most of the issues that led to the EndSARS protest in 2020, including bad governance and brutality of citizens, remain unresolved and charged the Federal Government to accelerate efforts into resolving them and bringing justice to the people,” the party said.
The PDP commiserated with the victims of 2020 and 2021 EndSARS protest and urged Nigerians to remain calm as they rally on the platform of the PDP to rescue the nation and return her to the path of justice, national cohesion and economic prosperity.