EndSARSMemorial: We’re tired of a system that isn’t working, says Sowore


Omoyele Sowore, an activist, says the present administration has failed Nigerians on police reform.

Sowore spoke on Wednesday, when he led a group of protesters who gathered at unity fountain in Abuja to commemorate the first-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests.

Nigerians had protested against police brutality in October 2020 — under the #EndSARS movement.

Speaking in Abuja, Sowore said the youths are tired of the current state of affairs in the country.

“We are tired of a system that does not work for us. We cannot continue to pretend that the system is working for us,” he said.

He added that a system where “incompetent and wrong” people are in power, they cannot be expected to “reform your country for you”.

He also countered the comment by Lai Mohammed, minister of information on the Lekki shooting.

The minister had said there is no proof that protesters were killed at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos in October 2020.

Speaking on the development, Sowore said the federal government “lied”.

“Nobody is damaging the image of the Nigeria police more than Lai and his principal, Buhari,” he said.

“The federal government is lying; it is a federal government of lies. When they killed Shiites even though we saw the bodies, they lied; when Biafra people were killed, they lied about it; when they kill students, they lie about it.

“What has the federal government never lied about to you? The job of the minister of information is misinformation and disinformation.”


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