The Executive Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has disclosed why the ENDSARS protest was hijacked in the state.
According to the governor, lack of proper coordination subjected the #EndSARS protest to be hijacked by hoodlums to cause chaos in Osun State and some parts of the country.
This disclosure was made by the state governor while speaking at the inauguration of his second term campaign by the All Progressives Congress in the West Senatorial District of the State on Friday in Iwo.
Oyetola said that the protesters ought to have drawn their plans to allow for negotiation at different stages of the protest.
Oyetola, who was represented by his Deputy, Gboyega Alabi said quality leadership and coordination could have saved the protest from hoodlums, who turned it into violence and an avenue for looting and vandalisation of public and private property.
He stressed the need for cooperation between residents, especially the youths and goverment as a means to endear development to the state and the country as a whole, saying quality leadership should always be selected to lead any future protest in order to achieve results without resorting to violence.
“Concerning the recent #EndSARS protest that just took place, the only thing I can say as advice is that a protest without a leader is liable to be hijacked. Normally, they are supposed to come up with a negotiation with the government. I’ll advise them that next time they want to embark on a protest or rally, there should be leaders that will help them channel their negotiations on the negotiation table. They need good leadership for their commitments.” he said.