Peace walk: Do not accept Sanwo-Olu’s invite, Tweeps warn celebrities
Nigerian rap star Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, and social media comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, have been warned not to honor the invitation of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to partake in a peace walk.
It was reported that Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday said he would lead the peace walk in the state in December “to herald the healing of the land.”
The governor also invited Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), singer Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi amongst others.
While the invitees were yet to react, some youths on Twitter kicked against the proposal by the governor. This is as they demanded justice for those allegedly killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020.
According to @williamsefe16, “U can’t walk for PEACE with bloodstained feet… No Justice no #PeaceWalk”
@gabinshki said, “#EndSARS witnesses are currently being targeted and killed for testifying against the army. It would a betrayal of their bravery and their lives for @falzthebahdguy and @mrmacaronii to accept the Governor’s invite for a ‘Peace walk’. I hope they loudly reject such a proposal.”
@mrfestusogun said, “In walk for peace, the first step must be admission that what happened on the 20th day of October 2020 was a massacre. Thereafter, justice must be ensured for all victims and perpetrators.”
@jharmo said, “You killed our #EndSARS brothers and sisters on 20th October 2020 and still want to “walk peace” with the rest of us who could be the next victim. @jidesanwoolu you get mind o! You can’t escape justice.”
@mrfestusogun said, “Sanwo-Olu wants to lead a statewide Peace Walk with feet stained with the blood of innocent. Those yearning for peace must first understand that they are living in an illusion if they fail to address fundamental issues of social justice. There can be no peace without justice.
@Ayowolesanyaolu said, “We will respond to @jidesanwoolu’s “walk of peace” with a “walk for justice”. There can never be “peace” without justice, starting with the immediate prosecution of those who killed our colleagues on October 20, in line with panel recommendations.”
@Proficience_ said, “SARS is back to the streets in unmarked Sienna vehicles, killing and extorting innocents but Sanwo-Olu wants to do a peace walk while victims get no justice and over 300 protesters suffer in prison! They must be released unconditionally!”