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  • Updated: October 13, 2020

#ENDSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Says Protesters Voice Has Been Heard, Asks Them To Take A Break

#ENDSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Says Protesters Voice Has Been H

The executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged protesters to take a break from their #ENDSARS protest for 24 hours.

Making this appeal while addressing protesters in Lekki on Monday, Sanwo-Olu who identified with protesters pointed out that their voices have been heard.

Further pointing out that their protest was legitimate, the governor pleaded with protesters not to block roads.

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He also told the youths to sue for peace while airing their grievances against the excessive use of force by SARS.

The governor told the demonstrators that their protest was legitimate, but pleaded with them not to block the roads.

Further revealing that he has spoken with the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, on Monday to outline the position of the Lagos State Government on police reforms Sanwo-Olu who revealed that he will be visiting Buhari on Tuesday said:

 “I want to appeal to the protesters to take a break from protesting tomorrow. Tempers are at the highest on all sides at this time and while we work to prevent escalation, the safety of our residents is paramount. I speak not just as a governor, but as a father, brother and son.

“The safety of everyone involved in peaceful protests across Lagos is important and communicating with the Commissioner of Police, this is what we want to guarantee on all sides. Tomorrow, I will be meeting with the President.

“Your voice has been heard clearly and a clear pronouncement has been made on the activities of SARS. The operation has been dissolved by the police leadership and just a moment ago, Mr. President addressed the nation on the issues you have raised.

“The President has said all SARS officers that are involved in the killing of innocent people and engaging in human rights abuses will be brought to justice.

“My stance on this #EndSARS is unmistakable and I have told you that we identify with this protest because you have legitimate concerns. I am saying it again here that this protest is in good faith. But, we must not be unruly when going out on a protest like this. We want you to be peaceful and decorous in expressing yourselves.”

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