ONAF Urges FG To Dialogue With Protesters
By Pioneer Team
October 21, 2020
in the state, the Oron National Forum (ONAF), has
observed with displeasure the
nonchalant attitude of the Federal Government of Nigeria to the
ongoing EndSARS protest all over
the country which has led to loss
of lives and injuries to some of
the protesters by the police.
The Federal Government, the
group said, must realize that any one who desires peace must work
for and cherish justice since there
can be no true peace where injustice is the order of the day as it is
in Nigeria today.
They condemned in totality the
barbaric brutality of the oppressed people by a democratic
government led by President
The protest, they continued,
seems to have a life of its own
and spreading all over the country.
This shows that most Nigerians are totally dissatisfied with
the present government.
"#EndSARS protest is a microcosm of the fundamental problems in Nigeria.
"We therefore call on the Federal Government to urgently end
this ugly and unfortunate situation of killing innocent people of
this country while agitating for
their fundamental rights.
"We equally urge the Federal
Government to immediately engage the people in a genuine and
sincere dialogue to address their
The group reiterated their
stand on the restructuring of the
country, saying that it is the only
desirable path for true progress
"ONAF heartily congratulates
and appreciates Nigerian youths
for their steadfastness and courage to stand up against injustice,
marginalization, oppression, corruption, misrule and nepotism.
"We appeal to all well-meaning
people of this country and international community to their support and solidarity to our people
in this just and democratic
struggle for egalitarian Nigerian
federation. We pledge our total
support to this historic struggle
of our people.