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The Cattle’s Breeders Association known as Miyetti Allah had earlier accused Tinubu of using the protest to distort the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Opera News also claimed that a certain Professor Alexander Adebisi in the Department of History and International Relations of the University of Ibadan had also accused the former Lagos State governor of masterminding the protests.
But checks by The Guardian on the university’s website showed that there is no Department of History and International Studies. But a Department of History is currently listed on the website.
Moreover, there was no Professor Alexander Adebisi listed among the academic staff of the Faculty of Arts, under which the Department of History operates.
“Asiwaju Tinubu could not have sponsored the #EndSARS protest that has blocked one of the main entries into and out of Lagos and one of the economic arteries of the Lagos State Government,” Rahman said. “He could also not have sponsored such a protest where he too has been labelled a target by the organizers.
“It is, therefore, the height of illogicality to ascribe the sponsorship of the protest to Asiwaju.”
Like most Nigerians, Rahman said Tinubu believes that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) “brutality and untoward conduct against innocent youths and other Nigerians have gone on for too long and that security outfit ought to be disbanded as demanded by the protesters.
Tinubu, according to Rahman, believes that Nigeria Police needs some reorganisation but urged Nigerian youths to wait, exercise restraint for dialogue and reform promised by the government to commence.
THE GUARDIAN, NG