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Seun Kuti responds to Governor Sanwo-Olu ‘s invitation for a peace walk

Prominent singer, Seun Kuti happens to be among those invited by Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to a peace walk, and he bluntly refused this invite like his fellow entertainers.

It will be recalled that on Tuesday, said he would lead the peace walk in the state in December “to herald the healing of the land.”

He also invited Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), singer Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, amongst others.

In response, Seun Kuti rejected and rubbished the peace walk saying that he is working for justice. He said, “Walk for peace’ I am working for justice. birds-eye view. Tonight. Seun Kuti is listening to walking away by Craig David”.

Notably, Segun Awosanya popularly known as Segalink, whom the governor also named to head the peace walk said,

“Mr Governor @jidesanwoolu has shown leadership with this matured response and we hope the WhitePaper will mirror his sentiment. We all want closure, Justice and healing for our society. The experience of 20th October 2020 must never be repeated. #EndImpunity.”

It will be recalled that the Lagos panel, led by a retired judge, Doris Okuwobi, had submitted its report to the governor on November 15. 

A leaked copy of the report shows that the panel indicted the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force for the killing of unarmed civilians during the October 20, 2020, shooting at the Lekki tollgate.

The governor set up a committee to produce a white paper from the report of the panel. The committee headed by Attorney-General Moyosore Onigbanjo was given two weeks to produce a white paper.

However, the federal government through the Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has attacked the report. Also, the Minister of Labour and Employment (State), Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has questioned the legality of the panel to investigate the police and the army.

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