Former Nasarawa state governor cum senator, Abdullahi Adamu, says some influential Nigerians supported the # EndSARS protests to discredit the north.
In an interview with DailyTrust, Adamu, who was the Nasarawa state governor between 1999 and 2007, described the protests as’ machinations against northern interests.’
This “nonsense” happens today, according to him, because “one of us is President.” He claimed that “you would never see this kind of nonsense if President Buhari is not from the north.”
“Some prominent Nigerians made claims to that effect, just about a month or six weeks after the EndSARS protests manifested their prophecy of doom. We conclude that the actual timing was not what the young people really wanted, from the little details we received when the demonstrations were taking place.
At some points, some people, somewhere, who had ulterior motives against the government, tried to use the government’s labor strike to cause trouble and destabilize the country.
Fortunately, there was a fruitful meeting between labor and the government, leading to labor calling off their planned strike. This situation was treated quite well by the government. But the police query was a little hasty because it had an effect on the morale of the police.
In the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we’ve seen some machinations against northern interests. One of us is today ‘s president. And when a non-northerner is there, you can never see this kind of nonsense. I ‘m sorry and I’m sorry to say this, but that’s the truth and the facts.
Asked to name those supposedly behind the demonstrations, Adamu said, “At the moment, we do not want to begin naming individual names.” We would if it comes to that.’
The Adamu statement comes barely a week after the demonstrations were condemned by the Northern Governor’s Forum, claiming that it is a plot to press for regime change.