#EndSARS: Seun Kuti, Mr Macaroni, Falz, others snub Gov Babajide invitation for peace walk

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#EndSARS: Seun Kuti, Mr Macaroni, Falz, others snub Gov Babajide invitation for peace walk

Folarin “Falz” Falana, Debo “Mr Macaroni” Adebayo, Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, among others have turned down the invitation extended by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a peace walk, as part of reconciliatory process aftermath the #EndSARS protest in the state.

Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday in his speech two weeks after the submission of the report by the panel called for a walk for peace “to herald the healing of our land,” but the move by the governor was rebuffed by the frontliners of the #EndSARS group.

Others who rejected the invitation were Adebayo,Segun ‘Segalink’ Awosanya and Temitope Majekodunmi.

Reacting to the invitation on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Falz described it as a ‘disrespectful joke’, saying that the government wants to cover up what transpired at the Lekki tollgate on 20 October 2020.

“This suggestion of a “walk for 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? #EndSARS,” he tweeted.

“In this same speech, you said “To be a smart city, we first must be a just one”

Remember the young Nigerians that had their lives snatched away by weapons weilded by our own armed forces? You want to sweep that under the carpet ? Is that how to establish a just city? #EndSARS.

“Young Nigerians, till today, are still being constantly harassed and extorted by police officers!! You were awfully quiet about that. Or are you not aware ? #ENDSARS,” he said.

Apart from Falz turning down the invitation, skit maker, Mr Macaroni said before there can be healing, the government must be sincere and accept its wrong doings and showing the commitment to correct the wrongs.

“I humbly decline the Invitation of Mr Governor. The Government themselves set up a panel. The panel has made recommendations. I believe that genuine peacemaking will begin by first implementing the recommendations of the panel. Then we can begin to trust the government,” he said.

“Same peaceful Walk wey Nigerian Youths do wey dem kill them? Some are still in prison.. some have gone into hiding. Their lives no longer theirs all because we decided to walk against police brutality.

“Mr Governor has said it in his speech. That to be a center of Excellence, we have to be a Center of Truth. Before there can be healing, the government has to be sincere. There must be acceptance of wrongdoings and willingness to correct them.

“Finally, I’m not at war with anyone. Not with the Government, police or politicians. All we are asking is that our leaders place value on our lives as citizens and lead us with love, fairness, truth and justice, to enable all Nigerians live a better life in peace and unity,” Mr Macaroni added.

#EndSARS: Seun Kuti, Mr Macaroni, Falz, others snub Gov Babajide invitation for peace walk

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