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Brief Summary of President Buhari’s Meeting Yesterday with Past Heads of State

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Oyogist.com learnt that President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with former Nigerian leaders yesterday on the ongoing #EndSARS protest gaining grounds in the country.

The meeting was held virtually Former presidents and heads of state including General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Abulsalami Abubakar (rtd), and Dr Goodluck Jonathan.

President Buhari began by addressing the Well intended #EndSARS protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

He, however, said the peaceful demonstration was hijacked and misdirected, further saying that the Federal Government would not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals to continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism.

The President said;

”We accepted all the demands and proceeded immediately to scrap SARS and started the process of addressing the other demands.

”Unfortunately, the protesters refused to call off the protest and engage the government to address their grievances,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina.

President Buhari thanked the former presidents and heads of state for attending the meeting and their invaluable comments, observations and advice.

“Nigerians expect nothing less from responsible statesmen,” he told the meeting.

According to Adesina, each of the former leaders commended President Buhari for steps taken so far to restore calm and order to the country.

“Peaceful demonstration is part of democratic practice; the demands of the genuine protesters were accepted, and you are working on implementation. We commend you,” former President Obasanjo was quoted to have said.

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