Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, has claimed that some Nigerians have made billions from negotiating on behalf of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protest.
Sowore made the claim in a post on Twitter on Wednesday following the revelation that some prominent Nigerian youths met with some political and business leaders via Zoom on Tuesday.
Segun Awosanya, a social media activist popularly known as Segalink, who is renowned for his advocacy against police brutality, alleged in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday that some “known elements” had hijacked the #EndSARS protest.
Awosanya, however, deleted the tweets hours later.
Reacting to the exposé, Sowore alleged that some of the prominent protesters negotiated with the business and political leaders in order to cash out to the detriment of Nigerians, who have continued the protest across the country.
The publisher of Sahara Reporters said he will not participate in any negotiation meetings, noting that he will only be part of meetings where the oppressors of the people will capitulate.
I will not be part of any negotiations regarding #ENDSARS, many have entered into these negotiations and come out of the other side becoming billionaires, to them it is a game! The only negotiation I will ever engage in is that of the SURRENDER of our oppressors! #RevolutionNow
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) October 14, 2020
Thousands of youths across the country have in the last one week been protesting against the harassment and extrajudicial killings perpetrated mainly by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police.
The police authorities have since disbanded the unit and renamed it Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.
However, the protests have continued with many demanding for more reforms.