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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday pointed out that the End SARS protest is politically motivated.
Gov Bello who was reluctant to mention names revealed that the protest was motivated by politicians and those he said have continued to gain from the same.
He said, ‘Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it again and quote me anywhere, any day, the protest was politically motivated.’
He said this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, The Governor wondered why the protesters continued to increase their demands whenever the government decides to grant the initial ones.
According to him, the protester’s decision not to have a leader appeared fishy.
‘Why would they demand five items and 5 of 5 were granted but (they) were not taken? Which struggle, agitation, or uprising has ever succeeded without leadership?’ he queried.
Although Gov. Bello said he agreed with the youths 100% on the protest, however, according to him, he said that “but if you look at what is happening today, you have no option than to classify it (the protest) as being politically motivated.
According to him, ‘this is just a ploy to set we, the youth of this nation against one another’ Bello submitted.
When further interrogated, the Governor said the End SARS protest ‘was motivated by those who set them up by the politicians who Have hands in End SARS; by those who continued to shift the goal post when the demands were met; by those who continued to profiteer from it.’
It is important to note that the End SARS protest, which was initially peaceful was later hijacked by hoodlums in different parts of the country which later resulted in killings, arson, looting, and wanton destruction and vandalization of property worth millions of naira.
Africa Today News, New York.