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#EndSARS Protests: Delta Newspaper Publishers Blame Politicians




Publishers in Delta State under the aegis of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria, ACNPN, have said that the EndSARS protest would not have taken place had the political class done their bidding of good governance.

In a release signed by Mr Jude Obiemeyego and Mercy Akuba, Chairman and Secretary respectively, they accused the politicians of being egocentric and see political office as ‘me, myself and my family’ forgetting that they were voted into office to serve the masses.

They accused politicians of living a luxury life and with impunity.

“There are lots of infrastructural decay with prices of commodities above the roof. The youths roam the streets in search of jobs that are not there.

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“If they have fixed the roads, created employment, reduced insecurity, electricity tariff and fixed the rots in our educational sector, there wouldn’t have been need for protest,” the statement said.

The association also lamented the gruesome murder of innocent youths at Lekki toll gate by soldiers.

“How can a rational mind carry arms against people staging a peaceful protest. It was the height of rascality.”

They called on the government at the centre to setup an investigating panel to look into the killings and destruction of properties and bring the culprits to book.

The association sympathized with the affected families who lost their beloved ones in the cause of the on-going protest across the country.

The association also frowned at the attack on media houses, pressmen and security personnel, noting that media houses, pressmen and security officers are carrying out their official duties of information, securing lives and properties, and should be encouraged instead of attacking them.

We appeal to youth leaders, traditional and religious leaders, parents and guardians to preach peace for the growth and development of the country.

They also asked the government to look into the demands of the youths especially slicing the salaries and allowances of National Assembly.


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