Shehu Sani Urges Tinubu to Pardon EndSARS Protesters


Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to grant pardon to the remaining EndSARS protesters still in detention. Sani made this plea during a dinner marking the 2024 Democracy Day on Wednesday.

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Recalling the widespread protests by Nigerian youths against police brutality by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in October 2020, Sani noted that many protesters, particularly in cities like Lagos, Rivers, and Ibadan, were arrested and some remain incarcerated.

Addressing Tinubu directly at the event, Sani highlighted the historical role of Tinubu in championing protests for justice and democracy in Nigeria. He urged Tinubu, whom he referred to as a father figure in Nigerian protests, to extend clemency to the detained protesters.

“Mr. President, there are still young people in detention as a result of the EndSARS protests. They protested for justice, freedom, and democracy,” Sani emphasized.

“You were a leading figure in our struggle for democracy. These protesters are your children and grandchildren. I urge you to grant them pardon,” he added.

Sani also underscored the importance of freedom, equity, and justice in nation-building, stressing that these ideals are fundamental to national unity.

He further highlighted the sacrifices made by various groups and individuals during the struggle to restore democracy in Nigeria, emphasizing that democracy was not a gift but a hard-won achievement through collective sacrifice.

“Mr. President, your success will be our collective glory, rooted in the struggles of the past. Let us not forget the sacrifices made,” Sani concluded, urging decisive action from Tinubu on behalf of the detained protesters.

By Naija247news
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