The previous Lagos State Governor and the Nationwide Chief of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to the outbreak of violence in the course of the #EndSARS protest which has led to the destruction and looting of private and non-private infrastructure within the state.
He lamented the invasion and wanton looting and burning of private and non-private property within the state of late, together with police stations.
This was made recognized by Tinubu throughout a courtesy go to to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at State Home Marina, to commiserate with him on the latest violence within the state, sympathize with the victims by means of him and search his permission to go to a number of the victims.
Whereas addressing journalists after the assembly with the governor, Tinubu stated he requested him if he had ordered the assault on #EndSARS protesters by troopers on the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
He additionally stated that he didn’t journey overseas as reported by some sections of the media, who claimed that he had travelled to France and the UK.
Tinubu stated, “I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I nonetheless maintain the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I’m nonetheless a Jagaban. Faux information is far and wide. They are saying Seyi my son was kidnapped and was chased however take a look at him. I didn’t pay a penny to convey him right here.
On the investigation and compensation for victims of violence, Tinubu stated, “First, we now have to segregate the calendar, those that suffered casualty earlier than the protests from the palms of SARS. It’s a must to separate that from those that suffered casualty because of what occurred on the toll gate.
“For individuals who suffered casualty from SARS, the Fee of Inquiry that’s already arrange will unearth that and can make their suggestions. I belief the calibre and the character of the individuals there, they’re impartial. That’s one.
“Those that suffered casualty in the course of the gunshots have to reply some questions too, how are they there? How lengthy have been they there? What sort of characters are they? Despite the fact that we need to assist, we nonetheless should extract info that can assist the federal government to organize in future and perceive how and when to react as a result of the governor, specifically, is a youth.’’
Going additional, he stated, “As a youth himself, he (Sanwo-Olu) shortly went to Abuja with the 5/5. The federal government instantly put into motion, dissolved the SARS and needed to work by means of different beneficial actions, the wants they demanded. Inside a number of days, he reported again to the general public. That’s responsive sufficient.
“However the place are we getting the looting, the carnage, the burning, the invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, maiming of the harmless? It’s a handshake past the elbow.”
Tinubu has been underneath intense media assault over the taking pictures of unarmed protesters on the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday. He was accused of being the mastermind of the incident due to his alleged curiosity within the tollgate which has been blocked for about 2 weeks, an allegation he has denied.
The hoodlums had burnt down some companies allegedly linked to him in the middle of the violence that erupted in Lagos. They embrace Oriental Lodge, Tv Continental (TVC) and Nations newspaper.
— to nairametrics.com
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