The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has revealed that the South East governors are pained over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Tuesday night.
Umahi revealed this while addressing Ebonyi residents.
He appealed to the youths to forgive the country’s leaders, noting that the leaders had learnt valuable lessons from the prevailing disturbing situation.
He also insisted that the country needed to move forward after the killings and destruction of valuable properties.
Umahi said: “Our hearts go to the families of the deceased, and we enjoin the Federal and Lagos State Governments to quicken investigation into the incident.
“It was an act of the devil and the infrastructure being destroyed across the country are for you as leaders of the future.
“You need to be alive to actualise this future because some of you will be presidents, governors, lawmakers, and ministers among others.
“No one lives on earth forever, so, we seek your forgiveness so that we will go back to the drawing board,” he said.
He urged state governments to draw youths closer to their administrations to enable them to have a say in the scheme of things.
“Youths should be brought closer to issues of budgeting, dynamics, and difficulties of governance among others to enable us to have a better society.
“I appeal to our people to withdraw from the #EndSARS protest because it is no longer a protest but an orchestrated violence with people imported from other states to destroy lives and properties,” he said.