‘EndSARS protest was politically motivated’- Bello
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said the #EndSARS protest was politically motivated.
“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it again and quote me anywhere, any day, the protest was politically motivated”, he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning.
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.”
Bello said he agreed with the youths 100% on the protest, saying however that, “if you look at what is happening today, you have no option than to classify it (the protest) as being politically motivated.
“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 asked.
According to him, “this is just a ploy to set we, the youth of this nation against one another”.
The #EndSARS protests was initially peaceful until it was later hijacked by hoodlums in different parts of the country, resulting in killings, arson, looting and wanton destruction of property.
“Now SARS has ended, police morale has been dampened, they have gone off the streets, and the hoodlums have taken to the streets. Who do we report to?” Bello asked.