Some Nigerian Pros have called out the Minister of information and culture, Alhaji. Lai Mohammed, over a statement credited to him to the effect that the October, 2020 EndSARS protest, was allegedly sponsored by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi.
According to some online reports, but yet to be denied, Mohammed stated to have claimed that many of the younger women and men that had been at the leading edge of the #ENDSARS Motion, are recently campaigning for the LP flag-bearer on Twitter, and different influential social media platforms.
The pros, operating under the canopy of Coalition of Nigeria Professionals for Good Governance (CNPGG), insisted that the EndSARS protest was for bad governance, occasioned through lack of confidence, insecurity, youth unemployment, poverty and police brutality.
According to them, the Minister had but to disclaim the vexatious report credited to him more than 24 hours after, means that he, certainly, authored it.
In the said report, Mohammed was quoted to have said: “Recent development has now unveiled the brain behind ENDSARS Protest in Nigeria which led to the destruction of Government properties and security agencies loosing their lives.
“Over the years, investigation has been going on in order to unveil those behind this wicked act just to tarnish the good image of President Muhammadu Buhari and his good works.
“Mostly all the people and the misguided youths who championed the ENDSARS Protest are all campaigning for Peter Obi for President. All of them, no exception. That will go along way in telling you that Peter Obi knows much about ENDSARS Protest and those behind that ugly act must be brought to book to face disciplinary actions.
“Go online today, every youth that participated in the protest are all campaigning for Peter Obi. I can categorically tell Nigerians that Peter Obi masterminded the protest in order to gain ground and favour for his Presidential ambition but unfortunately for him, it didn’t work as our government can never give in to cheap blackmail.
“We have achieved a lot and no individual can destroy what we have achieved with propaganda and blackmail. Come 2023, Nigerians are ready to disgrace him at the poll for masterminding the ugly protest that nearly destroyed Nigeria.
“No Party can do what we have done in Nigeria for the past Seven and half years now. We have achieved a lot that is why we have to continue in order to bring more dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”