Debo Adedayo, known by his stage name Mr Macaroni, a popular comedian, has explained why he declined Governor Babajide Sanwo-invitation Olu’s to 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 our country’s rehabilitation.
The Governor who invited Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi was quoted as saying “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.”
But Macaroni, in a tweet on Tuesday, said he declined the invitation because the recommendation made by the Lagos State panel on End SARS has not been implemented.
“ 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.”