Adelami urges Buhari to expedite action on promises
Erstwhile Deputy Clerk of Nigeria’s National Assembly, Chief Olayide Adelami, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set in motion all promises in his special broadcast to address the yearnings of the youth and put in proper perspective, all the contentious issues to avoid further killings and wanton destruction of properties.
Adelami, in a statement by his media aide, Rahaman Adekunle Yusuf, expressed confidence that the nation would come out stronger and united after the present crisis and urged the general public to take time to verify any information seen on social media and exercise restraints in disseminating news that could fuel crisis.
He called for ceasefire in the violent demonstrations that trailed the #EndSARS protests across the country so that healing process could take off.
Adelami decried the large-scale destruction, attacks and looting of media houses and private property based on false allegations that they belong to the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He urged Lagosians specifically to beware of third force elements whose motive is to destabilise the polity through the propagation of falsehood, even as he condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters by suspected military operatives at Lekki Toll Gate that led to loss of lives and property.
Adelami, who is also a former governorship aspirant in the 2020 Ondo State governorship poll, noted that attacks on police formations, personnel and facilities, traditional institutions, public buildings and properties by hoodlums remain “unwarranted, despicable and saddening.”
The former Deputy National Assembly Clerk expressed regrets that the once peaceful agitation was hijacked by hoodlums marauding as #EndSARS protesters and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of those affected.