The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday described the EndSARS protest as a noble course, saying It was supported in Ekiti not because of those involved, but for the reason behind the action.
Fayemi, who disclosed he had been a victim of police brutality in the past, said that he would join other good intentioned Nigerians to take the youth’s EndSARS agitations serious.
This was as the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari would listen and implement all the demands made by the youth during the EndSARS protest.
They spoke in Ado Ekiti on Sunday during an interaction session held by stakeholders’ on the recent #EndSARS protest that resonated panic across the country.
Governor Fayemi said the case of police brutality was one issue that affects every facet of the society, revealing that he was a victim in 2014 while seeking reelection.
Fayemi, who was defeated in the June 21, 2014 election by his predecessor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, had prior to the election allegedly teargassed by a team police operatives at Mugbagba area of Ado Ekiti while some APC governor were prevented from entering the state to campaign for him having been allegedly stopped by security agencies at the borders.
Describing the youths as the engine room of the nation’s economy, Governor Fayemi stated that there was a need for the governments to partner the youth for sustainable peace and development.
“The EndSARS protest was a noble course. It was supported here in Ekiti not because of those involved, but for the reason behind the action which we believe would help the police to put their house in order.