#ENDSARS protest: Braithwaite calls for adoption of 2014 conference report


Rights Activist and Legal Practitioner, Mr Olumide Braithwaite, has called for total reformation of the Nigerian Police Force on the grounds of the resolution of the 2014 National Conference Report.

The right activist made the call in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, titled: “Things Have Just Got To Change “, in reaction to the #EndSARS protests.

Braithwaite warned that by allowing the continuation of the protest, government was encouraging hoodlums to practise bloody revolution without addressing the fundamental issues of constitutional reforms in the country.

He noted that the adoption of utilitarian approach to address the demands of the protesters by restructuring the system of government was an easy way to address the problems confronting the country.

According to him, the adoption of the 2014 National Conference report will ease the suffering of the masses.

“They should not allow few bad eggs overshadow the predominantly hard working majority of law enforcement personnel.

“Most of the people sponsoring this garbage in social media are the criminals themselves, who are trying to hide behind the protest and pass off as supposed clean individuals to create crisis in the country,” he said.

The legal luminary added that some of those criminals are hiding behind the curtain to sponsor the protests.

He said that the development was a mere distraction from the more serious issues facing the country, of which revolves around the need to restructure the government and various ethnic regions.

“The courts have been closed for months and now have only been partially re-opened.

“There is a worldwide conspiracy with COVID-19 eroding away our rights to freedom and also economic independence.

“The 2014 constitutional conference adequately accommodated the restructuring issues that continue to haunt this country.

“It is important for the government and National Assembly to look into the report of that conference with the view toward adopting its recommendations.

“Also, there is need to review the Federal Police in favour of regional Police. This was also addressed in this report,” he said. (NAN)

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