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PDP Endorses 5-Point Demand By ENDSARS Protesters, Says It’s The Right Way To Go



Prince Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed the demands by Nigerians protesting against police brutality and abuse of human rights in the country.

Recall the ENDSARS protesters, in its 5-point demand, asked for the release of all persons arrested and justice for victims of police brutality.

Other demands are “setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days); psychological evaluation of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed, and increase police salary so that they can be adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens”.

Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP NAtional Chairman, on Thursday, while declaring the support of the party to the demands, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, carry out a comprehensive police reform.

Secondus also appealed to the government for adequate compensation to families of victims of the demonstration.

“We have also discussed the issue of ENDSARS and SWAT. We believe that comprehensive police and policing reforms will be an answer to police brutality,” the PDP National Chairman said.

“We also endorse the five terms raised by the protesters. We also appeal to the government that adequate compensation to the families should be given.

“I believe that when that is done and comprehensive reform is done and the rule of law as it pertains to criminal justice system in our country where everyone will assured of protection of lives and property. That is the way to go in our country. That will bring sanity in our country and that will be a thing of the past.”

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