The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , has said there is no one who is committed to the rule of law and good governance that would be opposed to the ongoing # EndSARS protests by the Nigerian youths .
Tinubu , in a statement on Monday , said the protests, which had gone on for 12 days , were justified , given gross human rights violations and impunity by the now disbanded Special Anti – Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force .
He also commended Nigerian youths for the level of organisation that went into the protests, saying it showed a new level of consciousness that could strengthen Nigeria’ s democracy.
He said the ongoing resistance by the youths against police brutality was reminiscent of the emancipation struggle against the colonial rule and military dictatorship , which gave birth to democracy.
However , Tinubu said the protesters must admit that the regime of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd .), had “ acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five – point demand that triggered the protests.”
He said it would only be fair for the youths to call off the protests and give the regime a chance to implement the reforms they had demanded.
Tinubu ’s statement on the protest , which he personally signed, was titled , ‘ # EndSARS protests – The remedy for national maladies is more , not less , democracy’ .