Nigerian Rap artiste Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has referred to the Lagos State Governor’s call for a ‘Walk Of Peace,’ a Disrespectful Joke.
You would recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had only recently sued for peace and harmony, while responding to the hues and cries emanating from the report submitted by the Justice Okuwobi led Lagos judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the Lekki tollgate shooting of unarmed, peaceful protesters.
Sanwo-Olu in a released statement had said: “Dear Lagosians, this month of December, I will be leading a walk of peace to herald the healing of our land.”
“Let me therefore use this occasion to extend an open invitation to all of our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, gentlemen of the press, media and other stakeholders to join me.”
“I will want Folarin Falana (popularly called Falz), I will want Debo Adedayo (Mr. Macaroni), activist lawyer Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya, legendary son of Fela (Seun) Kuti, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Commander of the RRS, to join me on this historic march for our dear Lagos..”
In a response to the Lagos State Governor’s call for the historic March, Falz in a series of tweets stated that:
“This suggestion of a ‘walk of 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 must first 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? #EndSARS.”