On Sunday, Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State during a visit to his Osun State counterpart, Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the Government House, Osogbo, asked for the suspension of the #endsars protest.
Rotimi made the visit due to the attack he encountered by hoodlums on Saturday.
”Yesterday’s incident was most disturbing. It was unfortunate. It’s a development that all of us must condemn. it’s mostly an act of terrorism. When I saw it, I felt very bad. I felt I should come today to solidarize with you. We thank God for sparing your life. Valuables must have been lost, but we thank God for your life,”
“We thank God for the security team of the Governor for being able to manage the situation. It could have led to something else but for the way the Governor’s security team handled the situation,”
“The agitation of the #Endsars protesters is right, and we are not saying it’s unfounded, if I have the way I would be with them every other day. What they are protesting is what Fela Anikulapo called Sorrow, Tears, and Blood. We are not condemning the #EndSars demonstration. But for now, why don’t we suspend it and allow government to take actions.
“I appeal to the youths on the street to give government time. You can give us ultimatum. I want to use this medium to appeal to them. Their rank and file is being infiltrated by thugs and hoodlums. When people hijack #EndSars protest, it could be catastrophic. What happened in Osun can not be protest. It should be condemned. I’m happy my brother is alive and well.”