End Sars Protest: PDP, Others Lends Voice over Freezes Accounts
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lent their voice to the freezing of bank accounts of some Nigerians for allegedly participating in the #EndSARS protests.
The party expressed concern in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ologbondiyan said that it was alarmed that bank accounts of some Nigerians who participated in “genuine and peaceful protests” against police brutality in various parts of the country were being frozen.
Ologbondiyan who described the action as a gross violation of the Nigeria Constitution said that it was distressing that government officials attempted to justify such action.
He said that such action amounted to a deliberate effort to economically suffocate those Nigerians and their families for calling for good governance, respect for the rights of citizens, and an end to police brutality.
“Such action does not engender hope among citizens, especially the youth,” he said adding that “it rather validates held view that government has already convicted the protesters.”
Ologbondiyan said it was strange to the PDP how the Federal Government could be harassing unarmed and harmless citizens who merely embarked on the civil protest over obvious societal ills, while insurgents and bandits continued to terrorize Nigerians across the country.
He counseled the Federal Government to immediately stop the clampdown on Nigerians especially at the critical time of the nation.
Ologbondiyan urged Nigerians, especially the youth, to remain calm in the overall interest of the unity, stability, and good of the nation, particularly at the trying time.
In a related story, an activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, who alleged his property was destroyed and dragged 50 persons before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja over their alleged roles in the #EndSARS protests last month is under fire.
In the suit brought before the court, he is asking that the defendants who promoted the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying his properties.
Those listed in the suit include Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, and some other notable persons in the music and entertainment industry.
Sam Adeyemi wrote on Twitter “Who sent this guy to file this frivolous lawsuit?”
See how Yesufu reacted