Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s home in Nnewi Anambra state was a beehive of activities on Sunday afternoon, October 17, when thousands of youths converged to protest police brutality.
On receiving information that he was in town, the youths thronged the home of the leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and the Chief proponent of GosimKamfunanya to further express their misgivings at the ugly experiences they have severally encountered at the hands of SARS operatives.
The Senator who was holding a meeting with the building committee of the Cathedral he is singlehandely building for Ndi Anambra immediately came out to receive the youths.
Various speakers amongst the protesting youths in expression of their grievances informed the Senator that abolishing the unit alone or renaming it as SWAT are not adequate as they call for a total reform of the Police Force.
Senator Ubah who threw wide open the gates of his palatial fortress welcomed the admiration of the youths. In his response, the Capital Oil magnate re-assured them that he will not relent in his sustained efforts so far at ensuring that various measures needed to aid the implementation of a total reform in the entire security architecture of the country is achieved.
While also pledging to sustain his intervention effort which has seen various detained protesters released in different parts of the country especially youths of Igbo extraction that has had course to call on him for help.
The Senator further re-assured the gathered crowd that the significance of his being the only politician in the state that the youths chose to identify with and express their grievances to is not lost on him and as the National leader of the YPP which is a youth driven party, he is totally committed to the welfare of Nigerian youths especially Ndi Anambra
He went on to applaud the peaceful and orderly manner they have been going about the protest and admonished them to keep it up while bearing in mind that the police are not their enemies except for the unfortunate actions of a misguided few in the now abolished SARS Unit.
Recall that he The Senator who has been very active during plenary sessions on Tuesday, October 13, rose to salute the patriotic zeal, resilience and resolve of Nigerian youths who stood to resist police brutality in the face of daunting circumstances.