The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has blamed churches and mosques as well as some sections of the media for promoting messages of hate.
He added that the #EndSARS movement was a vehicle of hate messages.
The President’s spokesman said this in an article titled, ‘If Nigeria Dies, Hatred Killed Her’.
“The EndSARS campaign began as an agitation against police brutality, in which there was unanimity of purpose. And suddenly, it became a vehicle of hate. Against leadership, against national cohesion, an opportunity to settle political scores, and equally prepare for power grab in 2023. Hatred came into the mix.”
Several influential clerics including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had openly expressed support for the #EndSARS protests even as the RCCG posted a video and stories of some of its youths that were victims of police harassment.
However, Adesina said many churches and mosques used the campaign to spread messages of hate and division.
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