Lawmakers Begs for Calm as #EndSARS Protest Assumes Violent Dimension in Ondo State

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As #EndSARS protest assumes a violent dimension in Ondo, the State House of Assembly has called for calm.

In an attempt to entreat the protesters, Speaker,  Bamidele Oloyelogun, on Thursday in Akure appealed to the youths to embrace peace and allow the government to attend to their agitations.

While he urged the protesters to conduct themselves peacefully so as to allow for the resolution of all issues and demands, Speaker Olyelogun assured them that the state lawmakers identify with their plight and are sympathetic to their cause.

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In his remark about the now infamous Lekki Toll Gate shooting, Speaker Oloyelogun condemned the Tuesday night incident that unconfirmed reports alleged was masterminded by men of the Nigerian army.

The Speaker therefore appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the demands of the protesting youths to restore normalcy, arguing that “nothing can be achieved in an atmosphere devoid of peace.”

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Furthermore, he advised all stakeholders to come to the roundtable to discuss issues involved and arrive at amicable ways of ending rights violations in the country.

According to reports, a police station, the APC and the PDP secretariats in Akure were set ablaze by hoodlums who have now hijacked the protest in many parts of the country.