Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives About 2023 – Bello

Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives About 2023 – Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says the # EndSARS protest as well as the looting of warehouses storing COVID – 19 palliatives are about the 2023 general elections.

Bello said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday which was monitored by The PUNCH.

“ I did say when COVID -19 came into this country that a few people are going to profiteer and that is what has happened . And I am saying it again that a few individuals are setting certain agenda for 2023 . Now , from # EndSARS to hoodlums stealing CACOVID to various youths or people saying IPOB and statements . Various groups are making statements, ” he said.

He , therefore , called on youths to leave the streets and return home and not allow themselves to be used by politicians .

“ Whether we like it or not , this is 2023 playing out by a few individuals who feel they can continue to use us in this country and I am urging all youths across the country to return home ,” the governor said .

He said the # EndSARS protesters were insincere as they refused to leave the streets even after the government had met its demands and disbanded the Special Anti – Robbery Squad of the police .

“ Which struggle , which agitation , which uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership ? I agree 100 per cent ( with the agitation) but if you look at what is happening , then you will have no option but to qualify it as politically motivated ,” Bello said.

When asked to reveal the sponsors of the protest , the governor failed to do so.

Bello said not everyone believes in the # EndSARS protest , adding that the scrapping of SARS had dampened police morale and caused them to leave the streets which had in turn given hoodlums the opportunity to have a field day .



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