The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shown concern about the occuring restrain and freezing of bank accounts of some Nigerians for reportedly participating in the #EndSARS protests.
The party expressed the concern in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ologbondiyan said that it was alarmed that bank accounts of some Nigerians who participated in “genuine and peaceful protests” against police brutality in various parts of the country were being frozen. He added that it was heartbreaking that government officials attempted to justify such action, which he described as gross violation of the Nigeria Constitution.
Ologbondiyan said it was strange to the PDP how the Federal Government could be harassing unarmed and harmless citizens who merely embarked on civil protest over obvious societal ills, while insurgents and bandits continued to terrorise Nigerians across the country. He counselled the Federal Government to immediately stop the clampdown on Nigerians especially at the critical time of the nation.
Ologbondiyan urged Nigerians, especially the youth, to remain calm in the overall interest of the unity, stability and good of the nation, particularly at the trying time.