A political group with affiliation to the All Progressives Congress in the United Kingdom, Mandate International, UK, has said the actions of the peaceful protesters were praiseworthy and very necessary considering the way the now banned Special Anti-Robbery Squad was brutalising Nigerians, mostly youths, before they were proscribed a few days ago.
Mandate International UK under the coordination of the APC stalwart, Hon. Ibrahim Yusuf, said the protest was all Nigerians needed at the time, but condemned the unnecessary arson and looting that followed the protest.
Yusuf in a statement condemned the way some hoodlums and thugs turned the peaceful protest into an avenue to wreak havoc on the peace of the nation.
He condemned the insinuations that thugs were destroying properties owned by the government and individuals, thinking that it was the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who owned them all.
In his word: “It is condemnable to think that some hoodlums either sponsored or otherwise will take such an action against a great man like Tinubu who has built bridges and made people across the land and has never relented in doing so. Asiwaju has done all within his power to ensure he delivers the best at all times.
“At Mandate International UK, we urge those who are planning to bring the political strongman down to have a rethink, Tinubu will not succumb, he remains the rally point for Lagos and Nigeria politics at large.”
Yusuf encouraged social media influencers to be wary of their actions as their responses to the Lagos protest have brought wanton damages to the state and the nation at large.
He described the burning of public institutions, including Nigeria Port Authority and others, as surprising and condemnable.
The statement urged the governors elected on the platform of the APC to make governance more people friendly so as give clarity to the difference between progressives and others.
It also commiserated with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and other affected governors of the federation.
Yusuf condemned in a strong terms the killings, saying no one should die for asking for good governance.