Presidency has insisted that all promoters of #EndSARS protest which resulted in destruction of properties after being hijacked by hoodlums, must answer for their actions.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had frozen bank accounts of 20 #EndSARS leaders while another promoter of the campaign, Modupe Odele was prevented from travelling last week and had her passport seized by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
When Shehu was asked if the Nigerian leader was aware of the clampdown on the promoters of #EndSARS protests, he said: “This country has only one president and has only one constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government. The buck stops on his table.
“We are a country governed by law. There is a constitution —under section 33— that clearly defines the rights of citizens to freely protest in a peaceful way but where a peaceful protest turns into riot, violence and looting, there is a law and order duty to be performed.
“Everyone witnessed the massive looting of public and private properties particularly in Lagos, Calabar, Plateau, Taraba and some other states, even the FCT.
“Now, the laws of the country must be allowed to decide, to rule on wrongdoing on the part of anybody.
“I am not particular about any celebrity or promoter but this country has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for what they did.”
Shehu added that some politicians who promoted the #EndSARS campaigns including those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should “publicly denounce” the attendant destruction caused by the protest.