The People’s Democratic Party Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election and former vice president Atiku Abubakar has condemned the arrest of #Endsars protesters at Lekki Tollgate.
Atiku who reacted to the arrest of the peaceful protesters through posts on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday said, the Nigeria constitution for guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest.
The former vice-president added that the courts have also affirmed that right of Nigeria citizens to protest, noting that anything contrary is not acceptable and stands condemned.
“The 1999 Nigerian constitution, as amended (Section 40) guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest. The courts have also affirmed that right. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable and stands condemned”, Atiku said.
Atiku further said that, “It is the security agents’ responsibility to provide a secured conducive environment for citizens to protest peaceably in line with constitutional provisions and the African Charter on Human rights”.