The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to as a matter of national importance, address the citizens of the country immediately.
The call was made in a statement on Wednesday by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) – the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political associations in Nigeria.
The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Chief Willy Ezugwu said an address from the president will go a long way in giving reassurance and calm frayed nerves as protesters continue to demand a total reform of the Nigeria Police Force through the #EndSARS protest.
“There is a time silence is not golden and such a time is now,” the statement noted.
It added that, “for the President to continue to keep quiet while peacefully protesting young Nigerians are being brutalized and killed by security operatives raises doubt on how sensitive the current administration is to the plights of suffering Nigerians.
“In case Mr President and his handlers have forgotten, in the dark days of military dictatorship both the people and the Nigerian media were gagged using the barrels of the gun but it never worked.
“If it didn’t work under the military dictatorships in the past, how do President Buhari and his handlers think rolling out tanks and oppressive weapons will be an answer to genuine demand for reforming the Nigeria Police Force?
“In case Mr President is not aware, our findings since the current unrest in the country show that the people are determined and continued deployment of security forces against the citizens will worsen the situation as bottled anger in the last five years of maladministration will finally be unleashed by the citizens.
“We then call on Mr President to immediately address the nation and order security agencies to leave the protesters alone.
“The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should do the needful urgently and stop an obviously impending national outrage against the government it formed in 2015”, the CNPP counselled.
Source: Naija News