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Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state on Thursday, September 8, declared total war against rapists in the state, Legit.ng can report.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

The men held a placard against the abuse of children as well. Photo: Michael Obasa.

Ambode who spoke while receiving the first-ever all male rally against domestic and sexual violence in his office on Thursday, noted that all men need to be sensitised on the need to eschew abuse of women because it is totally uncalled for.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Road safety officials were also with the protesters. Photo: Michael Obasa.

The governor also said that he needs just eleven scapegoats to teach a lesson on the need for men to avoid such acts of violence against women.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Some members of the Lagos state House of Assembly were also present to show their full support. Photo: Michael Obasa.

"We men as grandfathers, fathers, brothers, husbands, sons and public advocates have a pivotal role to play in containing all forms of violence against women.

"As men, we must stand up and speak with one voice, condemning this act. No more would we condone or tolerate paedophiles, women beaters and rapists. I therefore commend you all for your participation in the first ever, all-male walk against sexual and gender based walk against violence and sexual abuse in Lagos state.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

The corps members and other protesters were listening to the governor with rapt attention inside his office. Photo: Michael Obasa.

"And I charge you all to remain Ambassadors and flagbearers in the fight against domestic and sexual violence," the governor said.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Ace comedian, Ali Baba; Music producer, Bez and one of the conveners at the governor's office. Photo: Michael Obasa.

Notable Nigerian comedians, Ali Baba, Teju Babyface, Omo Baba and music producer, Bez, were also among the men who stood gender-based violence.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Comedian, Omo Baba saying no to domestic and sexual violence. Photo: Michael Obasa

In a chat with Legit.ng, Teju Babyface said he decided to join the campaign because, "you cannot say that because some people are behaving  like animals, all men are animals.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, practically saying no to rape, domestic violence and child abuse. Photo: Michael Obasa.

"With all the placards here, you should be able to understand why we have to stop violence against women and domestic violence by men."

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Governor Ambode addressing the protesters in his office on Thursday. Photo: Michael Obasa.

Check out more photos from the march below:

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

With their angry faces, these men said no to sexual and domestic violence. Photo: Michael Obasa.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

This lady couldn't hide her joy with the walk and says she has taken a stand against sexual and gender-based violence. Photo: Michael Obasa.

Governor Ambode declares total war against rape

And the march continues... Photo: Michael Obasa.

Source: Legit.ng

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