A human right organization, the Royal Peoples Platform (RPP), has queried whether the #EndSARS protest rocking the whole nation to its foundation is just a genuine protest against Nigeria Police inhumanity to man or outright declaration of war on Lagos State and by extension the whole of South-West.
The group’s leader, Prince Dare Aladekoba, said this in Lagos on the wanton destruction of several heritage buildings, business premises and commercial outfits belonging to Yoruba in the state, while others not belonging to them remain unscratched!
Aladekola, who expressed sadness over the scenario lamented that, the development was tears inducing and a cause for concern, reasoning that, only a bastard would clap while his father’s house is being destroyed or set ablaze!
The youthful activist was of the conviction that, the coordination with which the vandals and arsonists carried out the dastardly acts showed clearly hatred and envy and that the actions were premeditated, submitting that, “if we say it was outright declaration of war on Lagos and by extension, the south-west region of the country, we may not likely be wrong.”
While disclosing that he shed tears of sorrow seeing Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu going round the scenes of the mayhem across the state on Friday, Aladekola, said he sympathised with the man that has been providing good governance for his people, saying, “what Sanwo-Olu needs now after a successful battle with COVID-19 was maximum support to carry on with the good job he has never for once neglected.”
He therefore vowed that any further attempt to detract him from the reason the man was voted into office would be met with stiff resistance just as he warned those bent or bringing down the Yoruba Nation would have themselves to blame, asserting that, “we have what it takes to defend ourselves and our heritages.”
He however has word of commendation for the Ohanneze Ndigbo for disassociating itself from the reported instruction from the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu to his followers to unleash mayhem on businesses of Yoruba in Lagos stating however that, “the instruction must have enamoured those undesirable elements that committed the crime disguising as genuine protesters.
Aladekola therefore challenged the security outfits to investigate the allegation with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book, believing that, doing that would serve as deterrent to others who may want to try such crime in the future.
While admonishing that the protest should come to a halt to give the government a breathing space to look into the protesters grievances, the youth leader insisted that, after President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation, there should not be any excuse for the protest to go further.