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General News of Saturday, 21 November 2020

Source: Legit

PDP tells Buhari to constitute national truth commission over EndSARS killings

As the shooting of harmless protesters at Lekki tollgate by security men continue to anger Nigerians, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent national truth commission.

This was disclosed by the party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The party faulted the Buhari government for pushing the responsibility of enquiry to the states.

The statement read in part: “PDP’s call for a national truth commission is predicated on the failure of the Buhari administration to come clean on the involvement of the military in the Lekki shooting as well as the recruiting of hoodlums to attack peaceful protesters in Abuja and other parts of the country."

Meanwhile, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's government has failed the country.

The Senate minority leader made the comment while being interviewed in a programme on Channels Television.

His words: “The party (Peoples Democratic Party) has its position and the position is very simple: this government has failed.

“You don’t have any other way of trying to cover it. You can say all the rhetoric, you make all the propaganda. You can go ahead and try to pull the wool over the eyes of the people but the #EndSARS protest showed a failure of this government."

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