In 2021, and every year after, we remember the End Sars Protests and the aftermath massacre. Several activities are in motion to annually mark the memorial of the Endsars protests that ravaged Nigeria and the digital world. One of such activities is The Sorosoke Summit. Endsars was the cry of millions of citizes for a better, peaceful and more progressive nation. Nigeria clocked 60 years since colonial independence on October 1st 2020. Trillions of dollars in GDP since 1960 and not much accounted for in visible development or progress. Poverty and illiteracy rates are incredulously high with many analysts ranking Oil-Rich, high-potential Nigeria among the world’s worst countries to live in.
5 Revolutionary Quotes From Leaders Working To End Sars:
- “These were people protesting peacefully and they (soldiers) fired at them. I felt it was high time I sympathised with them and showed a sort of respect, especially for the departed. I felt very bad. I was at the protest ground on the previous day and I spoke to a few of them. To realise that some of the people I spoke to were assaulted and shot at the same place that I visited, is something that breaks me down so deeply. Every time I remember all that happened, the process, talking to them and everything, it breaks me down.” – House of Representatives Leader Shina Peller Speaking on The Aftermath of the End Sars Protests whereby soldiers massacred citizens
- “A People United Can Never Be Defeated.” Mr. Omoyele Sowore as he insists memorial at Lekki Toll Gate is a Human-Right-Must on October 20th, 2020, against the opposition of the police force.
- “A new Nigeria, Africa is on the way as millions of youth around the world join in the historic, powerful movement to end police brutality in the country. The physical and online protest started as #endsars in October 2020 after several cases sprung up online detailing torture and brutality in the hands of SARS officers.” – Princess Olatorera Oniru, read more on the official End Sars Page with directory of 50+ End Sars Images.
- “I don’t speak for #EndSARS protest on what they do and what they are going to do, but all I know is that they are not giving up. I am so proud of them for that.” – Mrs Aisha Yesufu, Leader and Activist who knelt to resist police and military opposition.
- “I therefore call on Nigerian youth to focus their energy on: (1) strong advocacy and pressure to ensure that the National Assembly passes an electoral reform bill by mid-2021 that includes provisions for electronic transmissions of votes from polling units to the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and for Nigerians in diaspora to have the opportunity to vote from abroad; (2) voter registration en masse for the elections in 2023 and subsequent elections, and (3) structural participation in politics, i.e. joining political parties of their individual choice as members, voting, and standing as candidates in elections. All three approaches are essential. It is not enough to simply stand as candidates in the context of Not Too Young, which was nevertheless a commendable initiative.” – Presidential Aspirant Dr. Kingsley Moghalu