The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has appealed to some Nigerians to cease further occupation of roads and some strategic centers to give room for an amicable resolution of all issues raised by the #ENDSARS group.
National President, Hon. Alabi Kolade David, who made the call In a statement Wednesday said the panacea to the rising protests across-the country lie in the amicable settlement through dialogue and constructive engagement of all issues raised.
He noted that such has become necessary so that the #ENDSARS agitation does not lead to a state of lawlessness when hijaked by anti-democratic forces.
The ALGON boss also stated that the inalienable rights of Nigerians to protest has been respected by President Muhammadu Buhari’s popular acknowledgement that the people have rights to protest but need to be expressed within the ambit of rule of law.
Alabi-David stated that the youths have achieved the primary motive of the protest pointing out that the situation on ground portends danger if allowed to continue.
ALGON extended condolences to the families of the victims of unwaranted attacks and those that lost their loved ones across the country in the uprising.
It also commended the Constitution of Judicial Panel of Enquiry which will collate all reports of extrajudicial treatment by the police and #SARS in hope that all injustices will be addressed.
“We are equally happy that several consultations, meetings have been goings-on on between the Presidency, NGF, National Assembly, Security Agencies and other multi-sectoral security establishments with the sole aim of ending the protest and fashioning a better solution ahead.
“We are in support of the federal and state governments in all efforts aimed at resolving all issues raised. ALGON is equally happy for the proposal that each state should set up a Victims’ Support Fund” to compensate for the injustices suffered by many Nigerians in the hands of errant police officers being looked into”.