#EndSARSMemorial: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase

On the occasion of the one-year remembrance of End SARS protests, a governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Terver Akase, has said that the shooting of some Nigerian youths during the protests at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, has left a dark spot on the country’s history and painful memories in the minds of all lovers of peace and justice.

The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship hopeful recalled with sadness how peaceful and unarmed youths demanding for the reformation of the country were brutally shot and some lost their lives.

Akase, who is the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, sympathized with the families of the victims and expressed hope that the patriotic resilience and sacrifice of the affected youths will turn around the fortunes of Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement by Nathaniel Ushahemba Nongu, the Director of Media, Terver Akase Campaign Organization, on Wednesday.

He commended Benue youths for their maturity and peaceful conduct during the EndSARS protests.

The PDP guber aspirant equally lauded Governor Samuel Ortom for his proactive response to the protests, particularly the hosting of the Benue Youth Summit, a few weeks after the protests.

He stated that if elected as Governor, he will tap from the resourceful potentials of young people who he noted are the greatest asset of the state and country for growth and development.

Akase enjoined more vibrant youths to step forward and actively participate in the political affairs of the country and stressed that youths can only be considered for leadership positions when they show interest and readiness to lead.

He expressed optimism in the unity of Nigeria and the capacity of the country to overcome its current challenges.

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