- The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his speech on the state of the nation
- The elders said they are fully in support of the decision taken by the president over the #EndSARS protest across Nigeria
- According to the elders, the youths of the country are the emblem of strength and unity and that should be maintained
The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent national address he made on the state of the nation.
The group said well-meaning Nigerians already know that the country comes first before other vested interests.
A statement signed by the leader of the group, Ari Gwaska, following reactions of the president's speech over the #EndSARS protest said, the PEC supports President Buhari despite the pressure from Nigerians and the international community.
Gwaska said the arson, crime and violent dimension that accompanied the mass action is condemnable, absurd and unacceptable to every sane and sensible Nigerian.
He said there is no need to set the country on fire because the interests of a few elites are endangered or in jeopardy.
The group noted that youths are the emblem of the strength of any country and a symbol of its heritage.
Gwaska urged them to maintain total loyalty to Nigeria, protect and defend their only country as it is their only worthy asset.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa state have condemned the remarks by former president Olusegun Obasanjo on the attack of protesters in Lekki by soldiers of the army.
The leaders said the former president is not in any position to speak on such incident.
According to the leaders, they are irritated by Obasanjo's reaction to the shooting in Lekki on October 20.
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