The Cross River National Assembly Caucus has sued for peace over the peaceful EndSARS protest which turned violent in the state after it was hijacked by hoodlums.
The caucus also sympathised with members of the public, business owners and individuals who suffered losses when the protest was hijacked by miscreants.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday and signed by the leader of the forum, Sen. Gershom Bassey (PDP-Cross River), it said that the forum would stand by government as it restored law and order and put an end to the ugly incidents.
The statement was co-signed by Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP-Cross River), and Reps. Essien Ayi, Daniel Asuquo, Jaribe Agom, Legor Idagbo, Chris Agibe, Mike Itaba, Ettah Mbora and Alex Egbona
According to the statement, “We are bound by the collective obligation to protect and defend Calabar and every part of Cross River against criminal elements and other enemies of our dear state.
While noting that the voices of the people had been heard loud and clear, the lawmakers urged them to give peace a chance and be patient with government.
The caucus, comprising senators and House of Representatives members, extended its hand of solidarity to the #EndSARS cause, noting that the protest and its objectives were warranted and justified.
It however added that the degeneration and commandeering of the protest by hoodlums and criminal elements were regrettable and purported to taint an otherwise well intended purpose.
Condemning what it called the needless destruction of federal and state-owned property, as well as private property during the chaos, the caucus sent its solidarity to former Senators Victor Ndoma-Egba, Bassey Ewa Henshaw, Bassey Edet among others.
Edited By: Donald Ugwu