#EndSARS: Falz rejects Sanwo-Olu’s invite, gives reason

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana known as Falz has rejected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu stated in an address on Tuesday about the Lekki shootings on October 20, 2020, that he will conduct a Walk for Peace in December to herald the mending of our land.

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Falz leading an #EndSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria

“Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me.”

He especially invited Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”

In response, Falz wrote in a post on his official Twitter account that the walk for peace seemed like a joke and was really rude.

According to the rapper, many young people were killed during the End SARS campaign, and justice has yet to be rendered.

His tweet read: “This suggestion of a “walk for 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 ?

Falz opined that nothing must be swept under the carpet, adding that for Lagos to be a smart city , it must be a just one.

“In this same speech, you said “To be a smart city, we first must 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?

Falz concluded “Young Nigerians, till today, are still being constantly harassed and extorted by police officers!! You were awfully quiet about that. Or are you not aware?”