David Adeleke, an Award-winning Nigerian singer, also known as Davido, has lambasted the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) for forcing a ban on #EndSARS protests in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
an earlier report has it that the Federal Capital Territory Security Committee attributed its decision to the alleged violation of COVID-19 protocol by the protesters.
The Committee in its statement said it was concerned that despite the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, last Sunday, the protest had continued, causing inconveniences to law-abiding citizens.
The decision to stop all forms of protests in the nation’s capital was taken at a meeting chaired by Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the COVID-19 guidelines regulating public gatherings recommend physical distancing, temperature checks, the use of facial coverings, amongst others.
“Clearly, all these guidelines were violated by the protesters. Accordingly, the committee directs that due to the dangers posed by COVID-19, all street demonstrations, protests, and processions will not be allowed anywhere within the Federal Capital Territory,” it resolved.
However, Davido, who is one of the leading voices of the #EndSARS campaign and who had read the protesters’ demands to the Inspector General of Police in his Abuja office earlier in the week, faulted the decision of the FCTA.
The singer noted that the Federal Government allowed electioneering and rallies to hold in Ondo and Edo States where cases of violation of COVID-19 protocol were recorded but was against protests in the same country.
Davido made this known on Twitter shortly after the announcement by the FCTA.
He wrote, “Can’t protest but y’all just had campaign rallies and conducted 2 elections recently!!! Do they think?? Wtf I’m ANGRY!!”
Can’t protest but y’all just had campaign rallies and conducted 2 elections recently!!! Do they think?? Wtf I’m ANGRY!!
— Davido (@davido) October 15, 2020