Tinubu Pleads With Youths: “End Protest And Give Gov’t A Chance To Implement Your Demands”

According to him, the protest is good for democracy but the youths who are exercising this protest should also realize that all their demands cannot be implemented magically as the government needs time to implement them.

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Tinubu Pleads With Youths: “End Protest And Give Gov’t A Chance To Implement Your Demands
Bola Ahmed Tinubu/picture Courtesy: Twitter

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, yesterday intervened in the ongoing #EndSARS protests, urging the protesters to calm down and end the demonstrations that have paralysed socio-economic activities in Abuja, Benin, Lagos among other capital cities in the country.

Tinubu who took to Twitter this midnight released a long thread of tweets giving reasons why Nigerian youths must end the ongoing protest.

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According to him, the protest is good for democracy but the youths who are exercising this protest should also realize that all their demands cannot be implemented magically as the government needs time to implement them.

He further stated that riots and disturbance of other Nigerians going about their daily business should also be considered. He urged the youths to end the protests since President Muhammadu Buhari has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.

He said: “For instance, it is unfortunate that hoodlums, thugs and assorted criminals have seized on the protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civil life and harass, intimidate and assault innocent persons going about their lawful business.

“The intent of the organisers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, which the government has in principle accepted. It can certainly not be their motive to cause generalised anarchy or effect regime change.

“If they give the impression that that is their goal, then any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.” Tinubu added that the vigour and vibrancy of the protests were an indication of the growing strength of the democratic culture in Nigeria.

Tinubu urged the protesters to be careful not to set the stage for the erosion or destruction of the same democratic process that gives them the freedom and right to protest in the first place.

Going on furhter praised religious leaders for what he called their sense of patriotism and urged them to prevail on their teeming followers to call off the protests for now and give peace a chance.

Saying the protests have forcefully demonstrated the reality and potency of people’s power, he pleaded that the new energy must be tapped and channeled to strengthen, not weaken the country’s democracy.

“Surely, the country cannot remain the same after this,” Tinubu said, adding: “The government has demonstrated its sensitivity to the demands of the youth and must now be supported to implement the reforms it has committed itself to.”

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