The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has declared support for the ongoing protest over alleged police brutality and all forms of violence against the people.
He added that the Federal Government, must as a matter of necessity, do a comprehensive and holistic reform of the police.
Secondus, made the remarks on Friday, while he led the National leadership of the party on a condolence visit to Governor Seyi Makinde who lost his mother, at his Ikolaba, Ibadan residence.
While addressing newsmen, he urged the Federal Government to compensate those brutalised and killed during the protests, saying that, such a gesture, would go a long way in taking the protesting youths off the streets.
He said the party’s national leadership has met with her members at the senate to consider the various ongoing situations across the country, adding that the party is really concerned about the turn of events.
Secondus said: “We were with the Senate leadership of our party yesterday (Thursday). We support the protest because they are Nigerian youths.”
“We are concerned and we also called the President and the government of APC to do comprehensive and holistic policy and policing reform that will return the country to the place that is right for protection and safety for our people.”
“It is also important to note that all those who are brutalised and killed, the government should give them compensation. We believe that if that is done, our youths will be off the street. A country where the rule of law will come to play,” he said.