The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has urged #EndSARS protesters to suspend the protest before it is fully hijacked by people with ulterior motives.
The Monarch, on Monday, while hosting the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo commended the Nigerian youths on the coordinated effort they’ve invested into the protest.
According the him, the youths have communicated their message clearly to the leaders, however it is time to retreat so as to prevent the peaceful movement from being hijacked.
He also appealed to the youths to stop the protest before the government uses force to remove them from the street.
The royal father said,
“If you look at the #EndSARS protest, you will see that our youths have what it takes to rule the country.
“Since day one, they have shown leadership, accountability and huge sense of responsibility which have sent a clear message to the government.
“Every day at 11:50 pm, they displayed their financial update, and to me, I’m highly amazed with their sense of accountability.
“As a youth leader myself, I am proud that we all have communicated our ideas and it is heartwarming that we have been heard.
“Dear youths, it is time to retreat so as to prevent those with ulterior motives from hijacking the peaceful message of peace.
“The whole world is aware of our peaceful conduct and we must not let some bad elements tarnish this enviable integrity.
“Once again, I wish to urge our youths to stop the protest, for now, and give peace a chance. This will prevent government from using force,”