Falz Rejects Sanwo-‘Walk Olu’s Of Peace,’ Calling It A Disrespectful Joke
There can be no peace without justice, according to Falz.
Falz, a rapper better known by his stage name Folarin Falana, has called Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-latest Olu’s peace initiative a “disrespectful farce.”
Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu petitioned for peace and harmony, breaking his silence on the report of the Lagos judicial panel of investigation into police brutality and the killing of unarmed, peaceful demonstrators at the Lekki tollgate.
The army, police, and the Lagos State Government were all named in the panel’s findings.
The panel also claimed that the October 20, 2020 incident at the Lekki tollgate constituted a massacre.
Sanwo-Olu had 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..”
“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.”
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