EndSARS promoters must be prepared to face the law – Presidency
The Presidency has said everyone, whether celebrities or promoters, who allowed the #EndSARS peaceful protest to become riotous must be prepared to face the law.
Speaking on Channels Television Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, revealed this.
Actions are already being taken against protesters as the Central Bank of Nigeria froze the bank accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters.
Another key promoter, Modupe Odele, otherwise known as Moechivious, was also prevented from travelling last week as the Nigeria Immigration Service seized her International Passport.
When Garba Shehu was asked why the CBN ordered the accounts to be frozen, he said the bucks stops at the president’s table, and everyone involved in the protest must account for their actions.
"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 protest peacefully freely. Still, 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.
2I 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.”
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