ENDSARS Protesters has called on the United Nations to strip Hussain Coomassie of his Ambassador for Peace and Social Justice title over his comments made a few days ago regarding the protests against police brutality and bad governance.
Hussain Coomassie had criticized the continuing peaceful anti-police brutality protest in Nigeria and described the protest as “nonsense.”
He also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the ongoing protest. He noted that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would never have allowed such protest.
According to Coomassie: “Can you try this nonsense during Obasanjo’s time? I blame Buhari for taking things lightly. “There are certain things that should be handled with an iron fist.”
However, the UN Ambassador has apologised for his comments on Monday and asked for forgiveness after a petition was signed for the UN to strip him off UN Peace and Social Justice title.
The petition which reads:
“It is with great sadness and concern that a supposedly United Nations ambassador for peace and social justice is inciting a violent conduct by the Nigerian government on peaceful protesters demanding an end to police brutality and impunity in Nigeria.
“Hussain Coomassie comments inciting the violence are well documented in a video that circulated on social media today the 17th of October, 2020. We hope the United Nations will take note of it and appropriate measure taken because we believe that as an ambassador of peace, he should be an advocate of peaceful resolution to the ongoing protest and not incite violence on the protesters.
“Please kindly sign this and share with your family and friends to do same. I am a firm believer of a greater Nigeria, if we remain united and focused.”
A total of 21,181 has signed the petition as of this writing.