#EndSARS protests reflection of disaffection over prolonged poor governance ― Fasoranti

Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, on Monday said that the ongoing #EndSARS protests embarked upon by the youth are a reflection of disaffection over the way Nigeria was ruled by elites over the years.
Fasoranti made this remark in a statement made available by the group’s spokesperson, Mr Yinka Odumskin, saying that there was the need to change the way the country was being run from the old to the new order.
Chief Fasoranti, while saying that he was not in the least surprised by the #EndSARS protests that had rocked the country for several days now, noted that it was a natural flow from the cumulative actions of what he described as mindless ruling by the elites over the years.
This was just as the elder statesman lauded the Nigerian youths who he said had risen to say enough to the excesses of the Nigerian state as symbolized by the crimes of SARS at this period in history, recalling, however, that the Nigerian youths had always shown indignation against state irresponsibility at critical stages over decades.
“We salute the Nigerian youths who have risen to say enough to the excesses of the Nigerian state. We salute the Nigerian youths who have risen to say ENOUGH to the excesses of the Nigerian state symbolized by the crimes of SARS at this period in history,” he said.
“The Nigerian youths have always shown indignation against state irresponsibility at critical stages over decades,” he recalled.
The Afenifere leader said the ongoing development was an ample opportunity for the government to address the problems confronting the country, saying this was coming at a time the government was thinking that it had removed the spark of protests in the country with organized labour’s compromise over the hike in fuel prices and electricity tariff, as well as ceaseless agitations for a new constitutional order by patriotic citizens in order to arrest the downward spiral of the country into the abyss of political destruction.
Chief Fasoranti noted that the  signs had been clear for some time that the country was approaching the tipping point, declaring that the ongoing event in the land would appear to suggest that “the last straw is nigh.”
Chief Fasoranti, while saluting the courage and responsible initiative of the youth in peacefully pressing for justice and social reforms as encapsulated in the #EndSARS protests, stressed that the action was a culmination of a lifelong struggle by devoted patriots to bring about a new social and constitutional order in the nation’s polity to institute a new dawn of peace and progress embedded in social justice.
“This is not the time for long speeches. The message is clear: Let us now rescue Nigeria from imminent disintegration and destruction. Let us restructure our country into a fairer, more just and equitable polity now,” the elder statesman declared.


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