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“I humbly decline the Invitation of Mr Governor” – Mr Macaroni declines Sanwo-Olu’s peace walk invite

Comedian Mr. Macaroni has in all humility, rejected the invitation of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to a peace walk.

Governor Sanwoolu had earlier said he will be leading a walk of peace. At a press briefing, the governor called on some celebrities including singer Folarin Falana (Falz), Mr Marcaroni, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), singer Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the walk.

Responding to the peace walk invite, Mr. Macaroni in his opinion stated that the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu, should implement the recommendations of the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry before embarking on a ‘peace walk’. 

In all humility, the comedian declined the offer by the governor to participate in the walk, noting that the goal for the youth is the full implementation of the report, which according to him will bring justice for the victims of police brutality.

In a series of tweets, Macaroni wrote, “The last walk wey I do, na so dem bundle me, strip me naked, brutalize and dehumanize me. I no carry gun, I no carry weapon. 

As dem dey beat me, dem dey ask why I dey disturb Mr Governor. Now dem say make I come do walk. For another round of beating??

Abeg o. If I wan lose weight, I go go gym. Same peaceful walk wey Nigerian Youths do wey dem kill them? Some are still in prison.. some have gone into hiding. Their lives no longer theirs all because we decided to walk against police brutality.

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.

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.

Finally, I’m not at war with anyone. Not with the Government, police or politicians. All we are asking is that our leaders place value on our lives as citizens and lead us with love, fairness, truth and justice, to enable all Nigerians live a better life in peace and unity.”

Also, In Channels TV’s Politics Today, Macaroni said despite the protests and the pledge by the government to reform the police, extortion and harassment by the police have not abated. He clearly stated;

“I am not going to be there. You won’t find me there. We are not at war. What we are saying is that the government should come to terms with reality. What we need to see is a sign of good faith from the government. What happens after the walk?”

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