Singer Folarin 'Falz' Falana has turned down Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's invite of 'Walk of Peace', terming it a joke and very disrespectful.
Recall that Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State in a live broadcast held at the State House, Alausa on Tuesday announced he will take the lead for ‘A Walk for Peace’ in December to herald the healing of the land after the disturbances that trailed last year’s protests against police brutality.
The Governor specifically invited Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Marcaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalinks), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”
In response, Falz took to his Twitter to remind the governor that people were murdered at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020 and have not gotten justice a year later.
The 'Bop Daddy' also pointed to the Governor's silence on the harassment and extortion Nigerian youths suffer every day in the hands of the police, asking if Sanwo-Olu is unaware.
"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 weilded 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?