#EndSARS: ‘Omicron variant made me shelve peace walk’ — Sanwo-Olu

“I shelved the Lagos peace walk planned for this month to prevent the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant which has been recorded in Nigeria.”

The above statement was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday (today).

It would be recalled that the governor had in an address on November 30, 2021, invited some known faces of the EndSARS protest in the State in October 2020 to a peace walk for “the healing of Lagos” this December.

Those invited include Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Marcaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, amongst others.

However, Falz, Mr Macaroni, the younger Kuti, amongst some arrowheads of the protest, rejected the invitation, on the reason that there must be justice for the EndSARS victims before peace.

In a statement today, Sanwo-Olu said he is “constrained to stand down all preparations for the Walk for Peace” so as not to “endanger the life of any Lagosian” amid the outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

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