Written by Laraba Murey

Candido, plead with protesters to give peace chance

Following the contuinual  demonstrations still taking place across the country including the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT)  and the action appears not to have an end in sight.

 

The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has urged the protesters to cease-fire to allow the government opportunity to implement demand initially stated by the protesters.

 

 Candido, made this known while addressing journalist at a press briefing on Monday in the Council Secretariat, Abuja.

 

The chairman's appeal is  against the backdrop of swelling violence, trailing the #EndSARS protests, resulting in destruction of lives and property across the FCT.

 

 

 

According to AMAC Chairman: "The government has listened by abolishing SARS immediately and I want the youths to give the federal government a benefit of doubt by giving them a time frame of at least 2 months to look into their other demands.

 

 

 

"We all know that all their demands cannot be met in a day and continuous protest  by the youths can be hijacked by others who do not mean well.

 

 

 

"It is necessary as an area council, that we join in talking to our young ones to sheath the sword and give room for peace.

 

 

"We are in sympathy and solidarity with your cause, but please engage the government in dialogue through your leaders."

 

 

He also called on traditional leaders in the council to prevail on the burning issue by speaking with the youths in their communities to give peace a chance.

 

 

"The traditional rulers place in the aspect of peace and mediation cannot be over emphasised.

 

 

"Until we have peace in the country, economic activities and development cannot take place," he said.

 

 

He however commended the Abuja Indigenous Associations for refusing to join the nationwide EndSARS agitations, even though they have their own grievances.

 

 

Similarly, in their separate remarks, the Sarkin of Jiwa, AIh. Idris Musa and Sakaruyi of Karu, Emmanuel Yepwi, assured of their readiness to take the cardinal message of peace to the grassroots.

 

 

They also pleaded with the protesters mainly youth to give peace a chance by accepting dialogue with the government.

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