According to report reaching oyogist.com, the governor of Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike reversed his course and joined the #ENDSARS protest in the state.
Oyogist.com had earlier reported, the Rivers state government refrained the youths from any form of protest but they defiled the order and went ahead with the protest in a peaceful manner.
Governor Wike also joined the protest and addressed the protesters, He said:
“All Nigerians should support the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. Don’t be satisfied that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force would be scrapped.”
“If we do not reform the Police, the same SARS officers will be deployed to other units of the Force to continue their evil acts.It is not only to end SARS. Already, there is a pronouncement to scrap it. But every Nigerian should support the total reform of the Police. SARS cannot and has never been our friend in Rivers state. They killed a lecturer at Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic without a cause and people kept quiet.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari said he will reform the Police. Let us be ready to hold him by his words. What we find in this country is that people play to the gallery. They hate people who speak the truth. When we raised the alarm over the killings of Rivers people by SARS operatives, nobody listened to us as they said I was playing politics with it. “
“No Governor saw the need to speak out against that evil. That was because it was not happening in their States. Now the evil of SARS has touched them, they want everybody to join. Rivers State does not play second fiddle. The life of Rivers people matter to me and I will continue to protect them. What you are protesting against, I had campaigned against it long ago. If only they listened, we will not be protesting today. “