A Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode has called out Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the murder of protesters by soldiers.
Following revelations by the Nigerian Army that it was invited to the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu before its shot at peaceful protesters, a popular Nigerian politician has called out the Governor.
He accused the governor of having the blood of the innocent on his hands.
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister while writing on the shootings that took place on the night of 20 October 2020, in Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, said Sanwo-Olu must answer the questions surrounding the Lekki massacre.
YOU STAND ACCUSED OF MASS MURDER!
Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, has told the world that,
1. He does not know who deployed soldiers to the streets of Lagos.
2. He does not know who gave them orders to go to the Lekki Toll Gate.
3. He does not know why they shot anyone.
4. He does not know who gave them orders to shoot anyone.
He may well be telling the truth but if he is why did he not step out immediately and go to the scene of the shooting to protect his people?
Why did he not act like a man?
Why did he not call out Buhari and the military immediately.
Why did he not get on the airwaves and tell the world that “they are killing my people!”
Why did he not express more outrage about the carnage and display more empathy for the victims?
Why did he not go to the front line in Lekki himself to face the bullets and protect the children.
Why did he not organise protest marches all over the state against the military immediately after the event and solidarity marches for those that were killed and wounded at Lekki?
This is my grouse with him. No strength, no rage, no power, no fire, no passion and no courage.
Leaders and Kings are meant to enter the fray of battle and fight like men and not tremble and bow before genocidal maniacs and murderers and those that kill their people.
Courage is the greatest of all the virtues but both he and his mentor clearly lack it. The latter actually disappeared for a few days and said nothing which proved that far from being a lion he is as timid as a mouse.
He only resurfaced and boasted that “I am still the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban” after things calmed down. Yet where was this Asiwaju and his cub Sanwoolu when their people were being slaughtered?