#EndSARS: Organise for political power, Poju Oyemade tells protesters

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The Senior Pastor the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Pastor Poju Oyemade, has urged youths demonstrating against and extrajudicial killings to “organise for political power” so as to effect meaningful changes.


The moderator The Platform, an annual organised by the church to commemorate Nigeria’s independence on every October 1, said the “streets has its limit”.


The cleric wrote on his Twitter handle, @pastorpoju, on Monday, “Why did President (Barack) Obama go into , seeking to be in office? He realised as a community organiser he was limited to what changes he could effect without political power.

“The streets has its limit. To effect meaningful change peacefully organise for political power.”

Oyemade had said the demands the protesters were valid while narrating his wife’s ordeal in the hands the operatives the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The PUNCH had earlier reported Lagos State Governor, , appealed to the protesters to leave the roads and embrace dialogue.


The protests rocking the country have continued for almost weeks youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

highways have been blocked by the youths, thereby, causing gridlock and affecting activities.

Suspected had also hijacked the campaign in some cities, wreaked havoc on citizens and vandalised public assets in Lagos, Benin, Abuja, amongst other cities.