ABUJA, Nigeria – The Presidency has charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to denounce the looting that occasioned the End SARS protests across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said it would be of interest to Nigerians if PDP and politicians denounce the looting.
Shehu gave the charge in response to freezing of some End SARS promoters bank account by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
CBN had prayed an Abuja Federal High Court to freeze about 20 bank accounts of some End SARS promoters pending the conclusion of the outcome of its investigation.
However, Shehu said Nigeria is a country governed by law, hence wrong doing won’t be allowed.
Appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Shehu said: “Know that this country has only one president and constitution, Buhari is responsible for his government and the bulk stops on his table.
“The issue we are a country governed by law and there is a constitutional that states clearly under section 33 that defines the right of citizens to freely protest in a peaceful way.
“But where the peaceful protest turns into a riot and looting, then there is a law and order duty that must be performed. Everyone is witnessed to the massive looting to the public and private properties particularly in Lagos, Calabar, Plateau, Taraba and even the FCT.
“Now the laws of the country must be allowed to rule on the part of wrong doing on the part of anybody and I’m not particular about any celebrity or promoter. This country has been has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for it
“It would be of interest to Nigerians if some of those leading politicians who promoted End SARS to the time it was seized and taken over by looters to come out with the same force as they did support to denounce the degeneracy that set in. Some of them have said nothing so far and we are watching.
“This country has to be saved from looters and the interest of this country is politics, PDP should come out and denounce these things unequivocally.”