Ruling All Progressives Congress, on Wednesday, accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party of sponsoring the #EndSARS nationwide protests and using them for political gains.
This was contained in a statement titled, “APC: PDP leaders playing politics with #EndSARS protest,” signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Nabena said, “The party will place on record how the PDP and its leaders are directly and indirectly sponsoring the protest and playing politics with the development.”
He said since protests started, the PDP elements had taken over the social media making various unguarded assertions thereby fuelling the protest.
He further said, “Kufre Carter, one of the organisers of the protest reportedly said he got a call from the governor’s aide on youth matters whom he said told him that the governor gave N4 million to be shared to the protesters.
“The APC caretaker committee chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has rightly noted the hidden agenda in the #EndSARS protests.
“Like our chairman said all leaders (including PDP leaders) should know that it is only when the country exists in peace that one can achieve their goals, you cannot be a leader through chaos, it will not be well.”