21 October 2020 by Florence Adewale
A Civil Society Organisation, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, has called on the EndSARS protesters to remain peaceful, end the protest and embrace dialogue with relevant authorities to save lives and property.
National Coordinator, Comrade Mulade Sheriff who made this known in a statement to newsmen in Abuja said the call became necessary as it has been hijacked by hoodlums.
He appealed to them to listen to the voice of reasoning and end the protest now as they have registered their demands and await government’s response.
Comrade Mulade stated that the youths taking to the streets symbolized a new dawn in the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria.
He described the protest as an eye opener and a road map to good governance in the Country.
In his words; “there is definitely going to be a turn around and positive changes are likely going to occur; this is the best time to back out from the protest that has gained global recognition, especially when the ovation is loudest and Government at all levels and religious leaders have heard their voices.“
Comrade Mulade also strongly appealed to the youths to give peace a chance to enable President Muhammadu Buhari, Governors and other authorities, address the concerns of the youths.
He also advised President Buhari to prevail on security agencies to exercise caution so as not to shoot at armless and peaceful protesters legitimately requesting for good governance, justice as well as an end to police brutality and corruption.
Comrade Mulade said CEPEJ like all other civil society organisations, is closely watching and taking record of actions, inactions and reactions of the various stakeholders in the EndSARS Protests and urged government at all levels to demonstrate its political will by taking positive and decisive steps to address the genuine requests made by the Nigerian youths during the protests.