Instagram comedian Debo Adebayo otherwise known as Mr. Macaroni has declined the ‘walk of peace’ match initiated by the Lagos State governor, Babajide
Instagram comedian Debo Adebayo otherwise known as Mr. Macaroni has declined the ‘walk of peace’ match initiated by the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The governor had sued for peace and harmony, today, 30 November, as he broke his silence on the report of the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the Lekki tollgate shooting of unarmed, peaceful protesters.
Following the incident that took place at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020, a panel was inaugurated to look into complaints of citizens against human rights abuses by the police.
Recall that the panel had submitted the report to the Lagos State government, in which it clearly stated that the Nigerian Army and police fired live bullets at peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed plans to organize a historic peace walk in December as part of measures to the healing of the state in particular and the country in general.
The governor made the announcement specifically inviting Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Macaroni), 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.
However, in a series of tweets shared via his Twitter page, the popular skit maker said the government should implement the recommendation by the panel to build trust from its people.
“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 tweeted.
“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.“
The Lagos state government is all but set to release a white paper on the report.