- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is having a hard time getting youths in the state to his side after the #EndSARS incidents
- An attempt by the governor to extend a hand of fellowship to #EndSARS campaigners has been rebuffed
- Rinu Oduala, a prominent human rights activist and frontline #EndSARS campaigner, says the governor is playing to the gallery
Lagos - Activist Rinu Oduala has joined the number of voices rejecting the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s offer to the youths in Lagos state to join him for a peace walk.
The governor in a press conference held on Tuesday, November 30 spoke on the recent findings of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry which was set up to investigate cases of police brutality in the state, as well as the massacre at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.
In his speech, the governor called on several of the #EndSARS campaigners to join him in a walk for peace which is to hold in December.
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“In December, I will be leading A WALK FOR PEACE to herald the healing of our land. 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.”
Rinu, a prominent #ENDSARS campaigner took to her Instagram page on the same day to post a picture of the governor with the words:
“Mr Governor You will walk alone.”
Sh also added:
“No justice no peace. No healing without justice! We want work on justice, not empty walks! Police brutality is still prevalent in Lagos state!”
Earlier, two other prominent #EndSARS campaigners, artiste Folarin Falana known as Falz and comedian Debo Adedayo also known as Mr Macaroni.
“This is OSHA of AGEGE, in Lagos. He led thugs to attack #EndSARS protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos then.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu should do his "Peace Walk" on the blood of #EndSARS victims with OSHA and his colleagues.”
Recall that the Lagos state government released its White Paper on the report by the EndSARS panel that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020.
The state government announced this via a statement on its website and official Facebook page on Tuesday, November 30.
The Sanwo-Olu government rejected the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers stormed the protest ground to disperse the young protesters.