All Progressives Congress (APC), leader, Ahmed Tinubu, has rebuked claims that he is sponsoring #ENDSARS protesters.
This was stated by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, who in his statement echoed that the remark is just a rumour to tarnish the APC leader’s image.
Read the full statement below:
“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 labeled 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.
“Asiwaju Tinubu believes it’s now time for our youths to wait, exercise restraint for dialogue and reform to commence.
“It is therefore the height of illogicality to ascribe the sponsorship of the protest to Asiwaju.
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“The sponsors of this fake news forget that the protest is so widespread and cuts across the country.”