#EndSARS: We have rights to demand good governance ― Afro-pop star, Sean Dampte
Music sensation, Oluyole Oluwaseun, better known as Dampte, has said Nigerian youths have the right to demand good governance as it was seen during the nationwide protests tagged ‘EndSARS’.
Sharing his thoughts on the recent agitations for good governance and protests against police brutality and unjust killings in Nigeria by the youth, the Marcelina crooner revealed the important lessons from the whole saga.
In his words: “The major lesson here is that as a people we have a voice! We have the right to demand good governance.”
The hitmaker, however, charged Nigerians not to relent but always stand for what they want anytime any day. “I will want us to not relent! The leaders now know the power has shifted and we can’t relent! I am proud of everyone that showed support. To those who lost someone, my sincere condolences,” he said.
“The fear here is that the government may try to go back to the status quo, but we will be ready! Real change is what we demand and I would heed the government to learn from this episode to ensure that only properly trained personnel are appointed into any tactical or strategic policing options,” he warned.
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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has convened a meeting with stakeholders and has agreed to meet all demands raised by the #EndSARS protesters, which include halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens.
Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government has earmarked N200million as compensation for families of victims of #EndSars protest.
Oyo State deputy governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan revealed that members of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have attacked him twice.
#ENDSARS protesters, on Tuesday, blocked the main gates leading to Oyo State government secretariat, demanding the total end to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), saying no reformation of the disbanded police units should be carried in the Nigeria Police Force.