Falz, Mr Macaroni reject Sanwo-Olu\’s walk of peace
Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Popular rapper, Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, and comedian Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, have rejected the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s walk of peace.
The Governor in a speech invited a few activists, including Falz, Mr Macaroni, Temitope Majekodunmi, and others to have a walk of peace with him in December.
Falz, via his Twitter handle, stated that the walk of peace sounds like a joke and disrespectful.
According to him, several youths were murdered and injured in the last protest, and the government is yet to address it.
He said, “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?
“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 wielded by our own armed forces? You want to sweep that under the carpet ? Is that how to establish a just city?
“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?”
Mr Macaroni stated reasons he rejected the invitation, just like Falz, the comedian stated that the government has shunned the October 20, 2020 incident.
He also talked about how the government decided to set up a panel without informing the Youths.
He said, “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.
“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.”