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Musician Falz, Comedian Mr Macaroni Reject Invitation by Sanwo-Olu to Peace Walk

Musician Falz, Comedian Mr Macaroni Reject Invitation by Sanwo-Olu to Peace Walk

Some of the celebrities invited by Lagos State governor to participate in his proposed peace walk for ‘the healing of Lagos’ have rejected the invitation.

Musician Folarin Falana (Falz) and comedian Debo Adebayo (Mr Marcaroni) said they would not participate in the governor’s walk.

The governor on Tuesday disclosed he would be leading ‘A Walk for Peace’ in December to herald healing of the land, and extended an open invitation to youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students and the media, as well as other stakeholders.

He specifically invited Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Marcaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalinks), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos”.

Mr. Marcaroni said genuine peacemaking should begin by first implementing the recommendations of the panel. He said “I humbly decline the invitation of Mr. Governor…Before there can be healing, the government has to be sincere. There must be acceptance of wrongdoings and willingness to correct them.

“The last walk wey I do, na so dem bundle me, strip me naked, brutalise and dehumanise me. I no carry gun, I no carry weapon. As dem dey beat me, dem dey ask why I dey disturb Mr. Governor. Now dem say make I come do walk. For another round of beating?”

Falz, on his part, said proposed is a very disrespectful joke. He said “This suggestion of a ‘walk of peace’ sounds like a joke and a very disrespectful one at that. People were murdered in cold blood and absolutely no iota of justice has been served, more than a year after. How can there be peace without justice?”

But Segun Awosanya popularly known as Segalink, said the governor has shown leadership with his mature response.

Sanwo-Olu said “Nobody will build this city for us. Let us show the world who we are. We are Lagosians, a people of great renown, driven by the irrepressible spirit of Lagos. It is a testimony to our strength and resilience as a people that, despite the huge losses incurred because of these terrible incidents, we have bounced back, with our economy as vibrant and virile as ever. I have no doubt whatsoever that our prospects are as bright as ever and the best lies ahead of Lagos State and Nigeria.

Despite the governor’s outward diplomatic stance, Falz and Mr. Marcaroni rejected his invitation to the peace walk.

 

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