APC blames PDP for #EndSARS protests, violence in Nigeria
By Olisemeka Obeche
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of fueling the #EndSARS protests via unguarded assertions in the social media.
Mr. Yekini Nabena, the APC deputy national publicity secretary, who made the claim in a statement on Wednesday, also asserted that the PDP was also playing politics with the protests.
The APC spokesman, who disclosed that the ruling party would not join issues with the opposition PDP on the violent twist the #EndSARS protests had taken in recent days, stressed that it had sufficient evidence to prove that the leading opposition party and its leaders were directly and indirectly sponsoring the protests and playing politics with the development.
According to Nabena, since the protests started, the PDP had taken over the social media, making various unguarded assertions, thereby, fueling the protest.
He said: “It is on record that one of the leaders of #EndSARS protest in Akwa Ibom state, three days ago, publicly admitted that the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, gave N4 million for onward sharing to the protesting youth in Uyo.
“Kufre Carter, one of the organisers of the protests, reportedly said he got a call from the governor’s aide on youth matters, whom he said, told him that the governor gave N4 million to be shared to the protesters. The APC caretaker committee chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, has rightly noted the hidden agenda in the #EndSARS protests.
“Like our chairman said, all leaders, including PDP leaders, should know that it is only when the country exists in peace that one can achieve ones goals,” Nabena said.
The APC spokesman added that you could not be a leader through chaos, saying it would not be well. He, however, appealed to the protesting youth to give dialogue and peace a chance, while ignoring insensitive fueling by the opposition parties.