#ENDSARS Promoters must face the law – says Presidency.
The Presidency has declared that those who allowed the recent #EndSARS protests to grow into the destruction of lives and properties in the country must account for their actions.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), revealed this on Sunday while on Channels TV’s programme, Sunday Politics.
It was earlier reported that the Central Bank of Nigeria froze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters while another sponsor, Modupe Odele, was restricted from travelling last week and had her passport seized by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Garba Shehu said the protesters must face the law. He said, “This country has only one president and has only one constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government. The buck stops on his table.
“We are a country governed by law. There is a constitution —under section 33— that clearly defines the rights of citizens to freely protest in a peaceful way but where a peaceful protest turns into riot, violence and looting, there is a law and order duty to be performed.
“Everyone witnessed the massive looting of public and private properties particularly in Lagos, Calabar, Plateau, Taraba and some other states, even the FCT.
“Now, the laws of the country must be allowed to decide, to rule on wrongdoing on the part of anybody.
“I am not particular about any celebrity or promoter but this country has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for what they did.”
He further said that some politicians who promoted the #EndSARS demonstrations including those of the Peoples Democratic Party should “annouce publicly” the attendant destruction caused by the protest.