Deji Adeynaju, the convener of Concerned Nigerians group, has stated that pressure is being mounted on Bola Tinubu to stop artists from joining the #EndSARS protests.
According to Deji Adeyanju, the move followed a failed attempt to blackmail Tinubu.
“After blackmailing him that he’s the one sponsoring it, they are now mounting pressure on Tinubu to start calling artists in Lagos to stop going to the #EndSARS protest,” he stated this on Twitter.
Recall that Tinubu had earlier in a statement by his media aide denied bankrolling the #EndSARS protest across Nigeria.
He stated that he could not have sponsored such a protest where he too has been labelled a target by the organizers.
Bola Tinubu stated that despite the protest being peaceful it was affecting the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria in general.
The statement reads: “There is a need to set the facts and record straight for fear that such a fake story may be taken on its face value by some unwary and gullible persons.
“Asiwaju Tinubu could not have sponsored the #EndSARS protest that has blocked one of the main entries into and out of Lagos and one of the economic arteries of the Lagos State Government. He could also not have sponsored such a protest where he too has been labelled a target by the organizers.
“Secondly, whereas Asiwaju Tinubu believes in the right of Nigerians to freedom of expression, assembly, and protest where and when necessary, he has always canvassed the need for people to explore peaceful channels to ventilate their views and demands.
“He believes the #EndSARS protesters have made their demands, which the Federal Government is studying. Like most Nigerians, Asiwaju believes that SARS’ brutality and untoward conduct against innocent youths and other Nigerians have gone on for too long and that security outfit ought to be disbanded as demanded by the protesters.”
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