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ENDSARS protest is forewarning political class of looming revolution – Shehu Sani



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As reactions continue to trail #ENDSARS protests that has now led to the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the Nigerian Police, the Civil Rights Activist and former Senator, Shehu Sani said, the development posed strong signal of looming revolution.

He reminded the political class that the youth protest was a vista of things to come, adding that there have been inequality in the system that has drawn the ire of the citizens, warning that leaders should quickly move to the side of the people before it gets late.">">

In the statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST late Wednesday, Sani condemned Police brutality in strong terms, while he commended the Nigerian youths for insisting on their rights in a civil manner,

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He said: “The uprising against police brutality by the Nigerian Youths is a commendable action to protect,guarantee and advance the freedom and rights of all Nigerians.

“The protest signifies a new dawn of resistance and struggle for justice, rule of law and good governance.

“The nationwide protests is a message to those in power and authority that a revolution is impending in an atmosphere of social, economic and political inequities and infamy.

“Even though the trigger of the protest was police brutality, police reforms are not enough to address the underling and provocative factors that compelled the mass of the youths to the streets.The political class have for long toyed with the lives and future of our youths who were left with no option but to revolt.

“Systemic plunder and theft of the national resources, mass unemployment, collapse of public education, widening gap between the rich, false and pretentious change mantra and the poor and stupendous and brazen display of wealth by the children of the rich and those in high public offices to the contempt of the children of the poor grievously inflames the anger of the revolutionary youths on the streets.

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According to him, the political class have taken the downtrodden and the poor for granted for too long a time that it has become contemptuous, stressing that the situation was no longer bearable.

“The protest by the Nigerian youths have lighted up our National space and recharge the conscience of the nation. We must admit the fact that the political class have taken the poor and the downtrodden for granted for long.

“The End SARS protest is conscience in motion.The opposition,the trade unions and the parliament have failed Nigerians until the Youth took their destiny to their hands.

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“As long as the Government at all levels and the nation will continue to be run for the benefit of the few and their immediate families,this kind of uprising is just the beginning.

“The use of sponsored thugs to attack unarmed protesters in Abuja stands condemned.Thugs cannot and must not stop the wheel of conviction.

“Nigerian leaders enslaves the poor and the children of Nigerian leaders spit on the children of the poor.

“Its Nigeria and Governance that need to be reformed not just the police.

CAPITAL POST reports on Sunday that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari disbanded SARS operatives throughout the Federation.

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