Falz, Mr Macaroni, and Seun Kuti Decline Sanwo-Olu’s Peace Walk Invite

Sanwo-Olu had earlier invited them to join in a peace walk supposed to restore peace to Lagos state amid unrest rising from the #EndSARS panel report.

Following the submission of the Lagos Judicial Panel Report on the #EndSARS protest of 2020, of which certain details were leaked online, leading to tension among Nigerians, the Governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on 30th November proposed a peace walk, inviting musicians Folarin Falana (Falz), Seun Kuti, and comedian Debo Adedayo (Mr Macaroni) to join him in the peace rally.

However, all three of them have now declined the Governor’s extended hand of justice, insisting they are only interested in seeing justice reign.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Macaroni wrote, “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 added, “Mr Governor has said it in his speech. That to be a centre 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.”

Also reacting to the invitation, Seun Kuti, in a recent chat with Channels TV said he wouldn’t be joining Mr Sanwo-Olu in the proposed peace walk.

“I am for justice. If you know me you know I am just a normal guy that wants things to happen the way they should happen. I’m not one of those that do things for popularity or for people to like me or to gain access to anybody,” he said.

“I don’t need to walk with the governor before there is peace in Lagos. There has been peace in Lagos for years that nobody had to walk for it. It is the thing that we need to sort. And to sort it now, only justice can do that. And we all know that there is no place in the world without justice.”

He further added that the Governor can walk his talk by advocating for justice.

As for Falz, the rapper, actor, and activist referred to Sanwo-Olu’s invitation as a “disrespectful joke.” “This suggestion of a ‘walk for peace’ sounds like a joke and a very disrespectful one at that,” Falz said on Twitter hours after Sanwo-Olu’s open invitation.

Falz and Mr Macaroni were at the forefront of the #EndSars protests in Lagos and have insisted the invitation by the governor was in bad taste.

“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,” asked Falz.

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