An Enugu-based man and an active participant of the ongoing protests against police brutality in the state has accused the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of walking out on them in anger.
This is contrary to earlier report by some news platform (not Featured24) that the Governor addressed the protesting youths of the state who visited him at the Government House.
The report which was earlier made by the government claimed that Ugwuanyi described the protest as a solemn moment for the country.
It further claimed that Ugwuanyi while addressing the youths called for prayers and a minute silence for the departed souls of victims of extra-judicial killings in the nation.
However, in reaction to the report via a short post on Twitter, the man, simply identified as Mighty Mohammed, described the report as false.
“THIS. IS. NOT. CORRECT! He impatiently walked out on us in anger when he tried saying “Enugu state is in the hands of God” and we replied with “It’s in your hands”.
“He got angry and walked away! He didn’t address us and didn’t Thank us!,” he said.
He added that the Governor didn’t even try to calm the protesters down.
Backing up his claims, Mohammed shared a video from the moment the protesters met the Governor Ugwuanyi who after a while told them that ‘Enugu is in the hands of God’.
The Governor’s usual slogan which didn’t sit down well with protesters was immediately rejected. The youths however started chanting “Itʼs in your hands”.
Governors like Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State have also lend their voice towards the end of police brutalities.
The call for an end to police brutality in Nigeria have been going on for a while with youths and celebrities like Falz, Runtown, Wizkid, Davido, Small Doctor in the country taking to the streets to protest.
International celebrities like Cardi B, Trey Songz, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Chance The Rapper, Dave, Bas, Big Sean among others A-list celebrities have also joined Nigerians in the #EndSARS campaign.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter have also shown his support for the #EndSARScampaign, he had called for Bitcoin donations to support the protesters on the streets.