- Buhari has been asked to set up a national truth commission
- The call was made by the PDP over the EndSARS protest that engilfed some part of the country
- The opposition party lambasted the Buhari administration for pushing resposibility to states
As the shooting of harmless protesters at Lekki tollgate by security men continue to anger Nigerians, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent national truth commission.
This was disclosed by the party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party faulted Buhari government for pushing the responsibility of enquiry to the states.
The statement read in part:
“PDP’s call for a national truth commission is predicated on the failure of the Buhari administration to come clean on the involvement of the military in the Lekki shooting as well as the recruiting of hoodlums to attack peaceful protesters in Abuja and other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's government has failed the country.
The Senate minority leader made the comment while being interviewed in a programme on Channels Television.
“The party (Peoples Democratic Party) has its position and the position is very simple: this government has failed.
“You don’t have any other way of trying to cover it. You can say all the rhetoric, you make all the propaganda. You can go ahead and try to pull the wool over the eyes of the people but the #EndSARS protest showed a failure of this government."
In another report, the federal government on Thursday, November 19, made a defence against the CNN report on the Lekki shooting, insisting that no "massacre" occurred as "irresponsibly" peddled on the social media.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Lai-Mohammed, minister of culture and information, made this known as he cleared the air amid fresh controversies generated by the CNN report on the EndSARS protest.
The information minister threatened that the federal government will not hesitate to sanction the foreign media for what he termed "irresponsible journalism.”
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