The United Kingdom Parliament today, November 23, 2020 debated a petition on the End SARS protest. The petition created by Silas Ojo, garnered more than 220,000 signatures against the required 100,000 signatures, for lawmakers’ attention. The petitioners sought sanctions against the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and security agencies. Recall that men of the Nigerian Army allegedly opened fired on protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on night of October 20, 2020. The debate was led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall.
WATCH FULL DEBATE HERE;
However, widespread reactions has trailed this development on Twitter. See some below.
I like the way UK Parliament clarified that the #EndSARS protest was a peaceful protest and MUST be separated from the looting and arson that happened on Lagos.
— Babasola Kuti #EndSARS 🇬🇧 🇳🇬 (@RealSolaKuti) November 23, 2020
What the Nigerian leaders hate most is International disgrace, and the UK Parliament gave them just that in today’s sitting! #EndSARS
— Iseunife The First 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@Shawnifee) November 23, 2020
International disgrace is what they like. They will get it from the UK parliament and CNN. #EndSARS
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) November 23, 2020
Considering his reaction to the CNN investigation, will Mr. Lai Mohammed threaten to sanction the UK parliament? If he does that, lol, I’ll trek to Accra from Lagos.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 23, 2020
Las las "The Labour of our heroes past" na scam. No hero, no labour. Just thieves like Gowon, Babangida and Abacha.
UK Parliament thank you ooooo pic.twitter.com/fSwVQOj2gA
— Milista of Informashun ❁ (@EkeVanVictor) November 23, 2020