The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has challenged all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to join hands towards enthroning a better nation where everyone would be free to pursue their legitimate ambitions. Mr Obi made the declaration in his remarks about the #EndSARS memorial protest which held in Lagos State on Thursday.
It will be recalled that a memorial procession held to mark the second anniversary of the original #EndSARS protest of 2020 which saw youths take to the streets in protest against police brutality and in demand of good governance.
Reacting to Thursday’s memorial protest, Obi in a personally signed statement via his Twitter account said the occasion was an opportunity to mourn those who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protest in 2020.
Speaking further, Obi said their death is not in vain, recognizing that they died fighting for a better Nigeria.
He added that the supreme sacrifices paid by those who lost their lives during the protest will not be in vain and their cry for justice will remain in his heart.
He wrote: “Today, we mourn our brothers and sisters whose lives were cut short during the #EndSARSProtest. They died fighting for a better nation. Their cries for justice and good governance remain in our hearts. Their supreme sacrifices, and our labours, will never be in vain. – PO”
Today, we mourn our brothers and sisters whose lives were cut short during the #EndSARSProtest. They died fighting for a better nation. Their cries for justice and good governance remain in our hearts. Their supreme sacrifices, and our labours, will never be in vain. – PO
Rapper Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, who is one of the leaders of the #EndSARS memorial procession has declared that the #EndSARS protest is not a political movement.
Falz, who was part of the #EndSARS protest of the last two years said the movement had no affiliation whatsoever with any political party.
He explained that demonstrators only came out because they had seen his announcement to come out in honour of fallen heroes at the Lekki tollgate shooting, adding that there was no form of campaign material because the movement is strictly pro-social justice.
He said; “EndSars has never been a political movement. It has never had any affiliation with any party.
“Even today we mentioned and told people not to bring any political materials because we’re not here for any campaign.”
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