Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has again appealed to the youths across the country, including those from the South-East particularly Anambra State, to go off the streets in order not to allow the #EndSARS protest to be hijacked again.
Mr Obi made the appeal on Monday in a press release personally signed by him.
Recalling his various tweets and statements thus far on the protest, Obi said it was pertinent at this time to continue to remind Nigerian youths that they have done very well commencing the process of extricating their future from those who do not care about them.
“Your message is taken seriously by Nigerians and the international community when disseminated through peaceful means or in an environment where peace reigns, which is what the bad eggs who have infiltrated the protest are not happy with,” he said.
Obi pleaded with the youths of Anambra to hearken to the words of Governor Willie Obiano and stop the protest now so that “our dear State does not become notorious for looting, arson, rape, rapine and other criminal activities.”
On the threat that the Igbo should leave the South-West, Obi thanked South-West leaders for rising to the occasion by condemning it, describing it as a “barbaric and atavistic throw-back to old and superseded ways.”
Obi was also full of praise for the leadership of Ohanaeze under its President-General Nnia Nwodo for his strong presence of mind.
He said: “I commend Chief Nwodo for staying alert to the situation, issuing statements and appearing on electronic media to clarify the position of the Igbo. This is in sync with the position of all well-meaning organisations worldwide.”