In memory of the October 20 #Endsars protest, a Summit with the theme, ‘Soro Soke Summit’ was scheduled to hold for the 20th of this year at Landmark Event Centre.
Organisers of the summit had earlier secured the venue to host a memorial in commemoration of one year since the historic #EndSARS protests against police brutality and rights abuses. Mr Macaroni and Falz are among the prominent activists billed to speak at the panel holding in Lagos, alongside Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of police (IGP); and Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives, among others.
The event, which was scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Landmark, until it canceled on the organizers of the show, forcing them to host it at the Lekki Toll Plaza, where soldiers actually opened fire on the protesting youths last year.
Reacting to the news, Mr. Macaroni lamented how sad it is that youths do not have the privilege to gather in their own country.
“I wan talk my mind as e dey pain me!! E don reach one Year wey EndSars happen. Anytime wey people say dem wan do anything wey relate with Endsars for this Lagos; na so so Police Vans, Trucks, even Armor Tanks wey dem go pack full the place. This same Lagos wey dem go dey rob people for broad daylight and nobody will come to your rescue.
Now October 20th is almost here, we say we wan do peaceful walk to Tollgate, Dem say No, Oya make we do Summit for Landmark Event Center, in a controlled environment and discuss with ourselves, some powers above don threaten them. Those ones don talk say we no fit hold event there again. And how can anyone blame them honestly? Dem dey protect themselves, dem business and customers.
My question is, can’t Nigerian Youths gather again to discuss the Way forward? Ok…. Na una plan to rule forever be this?? Lagos State Government has an event this evening. In fact Top Celebrities go dey there to perform.
Lagos state dey do show days before October 20th but other Lagosians can’t gather for their own peaceful summit?? Before I talk finish now, you go hear “they will hijack your summit” So how Una dey do Una own shows and political rallies wey dem no dey Hijack am??
For the celebrities, make we dey reason this thing ooo. Government no good but Una Dey chop Government money….I no say make anybody no chop ooo. But there are some things bigger than money!! If na Government wey dey treat the people better now, e for even better. People are suffering and these people are doing nothing about it!!
The last time wey police carry me, dem beat me and the others!! They stripped us Naked!! Dem dey ask me say “Sheyb na me wan dey disturb Governor Abi” Shey na that kain Government I go respect??
If there will be any peaceful walk on the 20th, I’m still down ooo. But it must be all of us together. E no go bad if Una go for the Government’s show and still attend a summit or take a walk for the youths. Everybody want Coconut Water but nobody want make dem break the coconut for their head. For Nigeria, even if you let them break Coconut on your head, powers above still fit no let the others drink the coconut water. We must all come together!!!”
This is coming after the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu said, “To forestall breakdown of law and order, the police will use all legitimate means within its constitutional powers to suppress the protest.”