Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday cancelled all preparations for the Lagos peace walk planned for this month.
Sanwo-Olu, in an address on November 30, 2021, had invited some EndSARS frontline protesters in the state to a peace walk for “the healing of Lagos”.
Specifically, the governor had invited Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Marcaroni), 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.”
But Falz, Mr Macaroni, Seun Kuti, amongst some arrowheads of the protest had declined the invitation, saying there must be justice for EndSARS victims before peace.
Subsequently, in a press 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.
His words, “Between Tuesday 30, November 2021 that I made my address and now, we have seen a significant rise in cases associated with the Omicron variant of this pandemic.
“Given this development, I am constrained to stand down all preparations for the Walk for Peace. I will not endanger the life of any Lagosian in my sincere search for peace. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support the initiative received from far and near. The deluge of support is, however, indicative of one thing: our people know the strategic place of peace to our quest for development.”