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We say N0! — #EndSARS protesters reject Gov Sanwo-Olu ‘peace walk’ invite

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday called for “a walk for peace” next month for reconciliation.

The governor made this known while speaking at a press conference in Lagos.

“In December, I will be leading a walk for peace to herald the healing of our land,” he said. “Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me.”

Sanwo-Olu who said his government will not inflame already heightened tensions that stemmed from a report by a judicial panel that probed the October 2020 shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate did not directly comment on the federal minister’s denouncement of the report.

“it is far too easy to take sides and choose emotion over fact, even when the truth is to be found in shades of nuance… Today, I stand before you to declare that I reject this path; and I invite you all to do same.”

Recall that the Lagos-appointed panel described the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate as a massacre. But the report was fiercely discredited by the federal government with Information Minister Lai Mohammed describing it as “nothing but the triumph of fake news.” Read here

However, Singer — Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz have rejected the governor’s invitation.

“This suggestion of a ‘walk for peace’ sounds like a joke and a very disrespectful one at that. People were murdered in cold blood and absolutely no iota of justice has been served more than a year after. How can there be peace without justice”.

Comedian — Mr. Marcaroni who pointed out that the reconciliation efforts should begin with the implementation of the judicial panel report also rejected the governor’s invitation.

Read what he said below…

“I humbly decline the invitation of Mr Governor. The Government themselves set up a panel. The panel has made recommendations. I believe that genuine peacemaking will begin by first implementing the recommendations of the panel. Then we can begin to trust the government,”

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