A former deputy governorship candidate under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State , Mr Deji Ogunsakin , has denied any involvement in the violence that erupted in the state during the # EndSARS protest by youths in the state .
He said in contrast to what his detractors would have people believe , he was in complete support of the peaceful protest against police brutality and the disbandment of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad among other pertinent demands by the protesters .
He accused the All Progressives Congress in the state of linking him and former Governor Ayo Fayose to one of the reported masterminds of the violence .
In a statement on Saturday , he said , “ My attention has been drawn to a misleading and malicious news report alleging my involvement in the violence that erupted in Ekiti State during the protest by Ekiti youths demanding an end to police brutality.
“ For the record , let me state unequivocally that I am completely in support of the peaceful protests. In my base in Lagos State , I have joined the # EndSARS protest a few times and I have pictures to back this up.
“ I have no hidden agenda, no enemy to fight and absolutely no need to sponsor thugs to aid a protest that I have openly participated in here in Lagos. I urge the people to fully cooperate with the police as they investigate this matter .