By Dapo Akinrefon
The Middle and South Belt Leaders Forum on Wednesday addressed President Muhammadu Buhari for the crackdown on EndSARS protesters, warning that the president cannot kill protesters in terror.
In a statement from Yinka Odumakin (Southwest), Chief Guy Ikokwu (South East), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South South), and Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt), the leaders also warned the Presidency that “the mafia means and state terror can “. give a good result since we have passed that stage “.
The statement says:
“We didn’t miss the screening when we interpreted President Muhammadu Buhari’s regret for quickly accepting the #ENDSARS demands as a sign of weakness in his latest broadcast as a declaration that he would show his fangs and treat protesters mercilessly after the killings. unjustified and perverse of some of them in Lekki Toll Gate and other places.
“In a clear demonstration that the people, except those who flatter it, have lost the confidence of their government, we have not overlooked all the divisive and repressive measures that the Federal Government has taken thus far after the dust settled. .
“First, let’s make it clear that we are not impressed in any way by the belated move and after thinking about sending some Kaduna delegates like the Chief of Staff and the IGP to the non-Arewa sections of the country with a script to manipulate the support for the ruthless killings of our youth and the barbarous desire to suppress social media, as we have seen in the communiqués from the safaris to the southeast and southwest. We see Oyo Governor Engr Seyi Makinde’s denial that the Southwest did not probe the crackdown on social media as a sign that the regime’s infantrymen are deluding themselves into coloring the good points our people made in those sessions with the stinking propaganda of deluded colonial lords in Abuja.
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“If we had a proper government, what should be happening now is proper healing and ensuring that we don’t have to go down that route again.
“But as if we implemented the unprecedented decisions of Kaduna’s sectional and divisive meeting, we have seen protesters being branded with all sorts of hateful propaganda, the latest of which is the CBN governor labeling them ‘terrorists’. It should have a proper definition of terrorism in the service of a government that was once accused of paying 3 million euros to Boko Haram by WSJ and whose governors pose from time to time with bandits they hug.
“We want to know when the CBN governor’s report added the political issue to the monetary issues.
We want to use Mr. Emefiele as a point of contact for all those who lose their minds serving the temporal power that would one day end and return to their roots.
“The various jails across the country are reportedly full of ENDSARS protesters detained Gulag archipelago-style for the tyrannical use of state power that led to the crisis, showing that those who are the problem cannot bring a solution.
“There have been reports preventing the leaders and supporters of the protest from traveling and alleged seizures of their travel documents and freezing of their bank accounts without a judicial process at a time when the Attorney General of the Federation is asking the authorities of the UAE to hand over the trial records of six Nigerian Boko Haram funders convicted in that country by the highest court so that it can certify whether or not justice was served.
“We will be interested to know how the money is transferred to Boko Haram without the knowledge of our CBN.
We support all innocent young Nigerians that the regime is persecuting without trial at this time without flinching, as our laws consider all accused to be innocent until found guilty by law.
We are fully convinced that the regime is sowing another seed that it will not be able to handle the harvest when the fruit arrives, as we demand the release of all those detained or their prosecution in court without delay.
“We also demand that the inquisition be stopped, since it is a bad wind that cannot blow anything good.
“What Nigeria needs now is a genuine commitment and to facilitate a recovery process that begins with the renegotiation of the union towards one that is conducive and can guarantee the happiness of the great majority. The mafia media and state terror cannot give a good result as we have passed that stage. “