Governor of Baylesa state, Senator Douye Diri has commended #ENDSARS protesters in the state for their peaceful nature so far, and urging them to remain peaceful in their activities.
The former lawmaker urged Bayelsans to continue in their peaceful protest without attaching political sentiments and blocking of major roads in the state to allow free flow of movements for other citizens.
He also dispelled rumours making the rounds that he halted protesters from going about their peaceful protest.
Governor Diri who was speaking at the second Security Council meeting in Yenagoa, noted that he was only against the introduction of criminal activities into the protests.
“Let me commend the #EndSARS protesters in Bayelsa State for their peaceful conduct so far. We are not against them but should remain peaceful and not block any road and prevent other citizens from movement. What we are against is the criminal aspects where people introduce looting and bring politics into it. But so far, I commend the protesters for their calmness and civility. Together with the various security agencies, we will continue to work for the safety and security of our people
“I want to thank you all, the security chiefs in the state for your co-operation and proactiveness. The state has been generally peaceful and must also commend you for maintaining the peace particularly at this time of the nationwide #EndSARS protest. For now, there hasn’t been any breakdown of law and order in the state. We will continue to engage our youths to ensure they carry out their protest peacefully.”