Agbakoba, Jega, Kukah, others ask Buhari to halt descent into chaos
A bunch of eminent personalities, underneath the aegis of Involved Nigerians, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently cease the nation from descending into chaos, following the wanton carnage in a number of states of the federation, characterised by the capturing of peaceable, younger protesters at Lekki Toll gate in Lagos by troopers on Tuesday evening.
That is even because the South-West Caucus of the Senate yesterday recognized with the calls for of the #EndSARS protesters and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with them.
A assertion by the 41 eminent members of the group, known as on President Buhari to take fast and pressing steps to deal with the belief drawback between the federal government and the President on the one hand, and Nigerian youth and its individuals on the opposite.
The assertion was signed by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Bishop Matthew Kukah, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Funke Adekoya SAN, Prof. Pleasure Ngozi Ezeilo, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi SAN, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu, Mal. Yusuf Ali, SAN, Dr. Chris Kwaja, Mr. Chino , SAN, Father George Ehusani, Mr. John Odah, Prof. Mohammed Tabiu, SAN, Mal. Kabiru Yusuf, Salisu Mohammed, Mr. Ledum Mitee, Ms Ngozi Iwere and Ene Obi.
Others are Ms Amina Salisu, Dr. Hakeem Ahmed, Dayo Olayide, Danlami Nmodu, Mallam Hamza Ibrahim, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, Dr, Peter Ozo-Eson, Dr. Dipo Fashina, Dr. Udo Jude, Ms Idayat Hassan, Abubakar Mohammed, Prof. G. Darah, Prof. Adele Jinadu, Prof. Rufai Alkali, Rima Shawulu, Dr. Harmless Chukwuma, Dr. Kole Shettima, Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN, Mal. Y. Yau, Prof. Pat Utomi and A. Mahmoud, SAN.
They mentioned to maneuver ahead, the President should take decisive motion to shut the belief deficit by figuring out and arresting instantly the individuals that gave instruction for troopers to shoot protesting youth on the Lekki Toll gate.
“We name on President Buhari to take fast, pressing steps to deal with the widening belief deficit between the federal government and the President on the one hand, and the Nigerian youth and its individuals on the opposite.
‘’To maneuver ahead, the President should take decisive motion to shut the belief deficit by:
* Figuring out and arresting instantly the individuals that gave instruction for troopers to shoot protesting youth on the Lekki Toll Gate on twentieth October 2020
* Institute an pressing unbiased inquiry on: (i) the occasions at Lekki toll gate resulting in using reside ammunitions on the protestors and (ii) the obvious use of sponsored thugs or hoodlums by safety operatives to infiltrate and break the peaceable protests. All these recognized to be answerable for this have to be held to account and prosecuted.
* Take fast remedial motion as spelt out within the youth Constitution of Calls for (which they time period 5For5 Calls for) together with the fast launch of all arrested protestors, justice and compensation for the households of victims, and an unbiased physique to supervise the prosecution of responsible officers.
*Tackle the nation with concrete plan of implementation of the modalities and timelines for police reform.
* Reply positively to the consensus opinion that the heads of the safety companies have carried out poorly and needs to be relieved of workplace.
*Announce pressing steps to deal with perennial insecurity and killings within the nation notably within the North-East and North-West.
*Develop a transparent work plan for the implementation of the governance reform programmes which nicely that means Nigerians have been demanding.
In the meantime, the South-West Caucus of the Senate has recognized with the calls for of the #EndSARS protesters and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with them.
The Caucus, which condemned the hijack of the protest by hoodlums, wanton destruction of lives and property, urged the protesters to finish the protests to allow the federal government tackle their calls for.
The Caucus mentioned in a communique after a gathering: ‘’Being cognisant of the latest developments within the nation usually and particularly the violent incidents in some locations in South West Area, being cognisant of our accountability to peace, safety and welfare of the individuals, we 17 elected Senators from the six South West States after our assembly state as comply with:
‘’We recognise the fitting of residents to ventilate their grievances by means of peaceable protests. We’ve got acquired the 5-point calls for of the real #EndSARS protesters and we identification with the calls for. With our colleagues within the Senate, we’ve got handed these calls for to the Federal Government for implementation.
‘’We deprecate unequivocally using brute drive in opposition to peaceable protesters within the nation.
“In view of the large infrastructure deficit and precarious monetary scenario of the nation, we condemn wanton destruction of public property and people of personal people by hoodlums as this represent bastardisation of the reason for real #EndSARS peaceable protesters.”
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