The Member of Parliament for South Tongu and ranking member of parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has joined the long list of notable people who have condemned their activities in Nigeria.
According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa via his official facebook page, it is a shame to see the happenings in Nigeria, noting that it is not the Africa everybody wants to see.
Nigeria has been protesting for two weeks now against police brutality, a protest that has rather turned violent after the military opened fire on protesters in the country with some lives lost. The city of Lagos has hence gone on a curfew, an instruction from the government.
Many celebrities and notable high-ranking politicians across the board have shared their opinions and called on the government of Nigeria to take the right actions to end brutality on Nigerians.
Via his Facebook page, Hon. Ablakwa called on the Nigerian government to condemn and take right steps to protect is citizens. He also called on African leaders to condemn the acts in Nigeria, noting that it speaks ill of democracy. He wrote;
“The Nigerian government must take immediate steps to end the atrocities on its own citizens.
“Officials there must recognise that the modern international justice architecture leaves them with very little room for escape – they shall answer for their brutalities and complicity no matter how long it takes.
“African leaders must speak out now and demand an end to the bloodshed failing which severe sanctions must be imposed by the AU and ECOWAS.
“This is not the Africa we want!”