Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s peace move has been labelled “a joke and very disrespectful ” by Rapper Folarin Falana AKA Falz,
Sanwo-Olu had sued for peace and harmony, Tuesday, as he broke his silence on the report of the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the Lekki tollgate shooting of unarmed, peaceful protesters.
The panel’s report indicted the army, police and the Lagos State Government. The report also detailed what transpired at the Lekki tollgate in October of 2020 was a massacre.
The Governor of Lagos state Sanwo-Olu said:
“Dear Lagosians, this month of December, I will be leading a walk of peace to herald the healing of our land.
“Let me therefore use this occasion to extend an open invitation to all of our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, gentlemen of the press, media and other stakeholders to join me.
“I will want Folarin Falana (popularly called Falz), I will want Debo Adedayo (Mr. Macaroni), activist lawyer Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya, legendary son of Fela (Seun) Kuti, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Commander of the RRS, to join me on this historic march for our dear Lagos.”
In a reply to the Governor’s tweet, Falz said:
“This suggestion of a ‘walk of 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?
“In this same speech, you said ‘to be a smart city, we must first be a just one. Remember the young Nigerians that had their lives snatched away by weapons wielded by our own armed forces?
“You want to sweep that under the carpet? Is that how to establish a just city? #EndSARS.”