‘If Osinbajo Were President, EndSARS Uprising Wouldn’t Have Happened’ — Group Endorses VP For 2023

The EndSARS uprising would not have seen the light of the day if Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s handling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was not derailed, a group endorsing the VP for the 2023 presidency has said.  

The group, known as IdentifytheRightLeader, recently published a 120-page impact assessment report on the vice-president, detailing his activities as former acting president of Nigeria and former attorney general of Lagos state.

According to the report, the EndSARS protests which swept through the nation in October 2020 would not have happened if Osinbajo’s plan to overhaul SARS did not die down when President Buhari returned to the country.

“The EndSars uprising would not have seen the light of the day if issues concerning human rights abuses from the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit of the Nigerian Police Force had not been handled with kids’ gloves,” the group said.

“In October 2018, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as Acting President, had ordered the overhaul of the controversial police unit following allegations of human rights violations, as he had directed then Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to review the operations of the SARS.

“However, the clamour died down when the substantive President, Muhammadu Buhari, re-assumed duties after a temporary absence. The SARS unit continued with their highhandedness and human rights violations as a result of this seeming dissonance in bureaucracy, which for some Nigerians represented a lack of empathy for the Nigerian populace.”

The group said Osinbajo was one Nigerian leader who in the darkest days of the protest “apologized to Nigerians, saying, ‘We are sorry’”.

They added that Osinbajo’s stance “could have averted the bloodbath that occurred on the 20th of October 2020” if adopted by “our political elites”.

“Nigeria’s Vice President, matched words with action when he absorbed the EndSars uprising as an economic issue to be addressed under the National Economic Council (NEC), which he chairs,” the report added.

-The Cable

About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298.

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