Nigerian rapper and actor, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz has rejected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.
The governor had while speaking about the Lekki tollgate shooting of October 20, 2020, on Tuesday, said that he will be leading a ‘walk for peace’ in December meant to heal the 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,” the governor had said.
Sanwo -Olu said the likes of Folarin Falana, Debo Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others should join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”
But Falz, while reacting in a thread on his official Twitter handle, said that the walk for peace sounded like a joke and very disrespectful.
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His tweet read: “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?
Also, Falz is of the opinion that nothing must be swept under the carpet, adding that for Lagos to be a smart city, it must be a just one.
“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?”