#EndSARS protesters in the Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have been urged to remain calm and shun violence as they exercise their constitutional rights to peaceful protest.
Youth ambassador and philanthropist, Prince Oladipupo Rasheed Aro (ORA) made the appeal while addressing youths protesting against police brutality in Nigeria on Tuesday.
The youth protesters from the Ojodu LCDA who identified Aro as “our voice” had paid a visit to the ORA campaign office in a bid to make their demands heard.
Addressing the youths, Aro noted that he was particularly delighted to see that young people have realized that they hold the power to transform the society, adding that the end police brutality protests were only a start to the change we have so much desired
While drumming support for the #endSARS protest, the Ojodu LCDA chairman aspirant however cautioned protesters against any forms of violence or destruction of public properties,
“I must say that the protests appears to be a start of the change we have so much desired. And it is good to see young people come together under one voice and beyond tribal and religious affiliations.”
“However, as we exercise our constitutional rights as citizens, let us also avoid every sign of break down of law and order. Let’s us flee from any forms of violence and mutilation of public facilities.”
The philanthropist further encouraged the youths to trust the words of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu that their demands will be met.
He said: “Earlier this morning, the Governor, His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu met with protesters in Alausa where he received the demands and letters from the youths on the #EndSARS protest”
“During his address, he assured protesters that he would personally carry the letters to the President in Abuja today. Here is hoping that at the end, they will hear us and our demands will be met”
Aro who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also charged youths to take their desire for a socio-political reform beyond the ongoing protest to active participation in politics and electioneering processes in the country.