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Alex Ekubo calls out Lagos Gov over recent statement on Lekki toll gate massacre

Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu and Alex Ekubo

Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo, has called out the incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo Olu.

The actor called him out after an interview he granted on Arise TV News. The Governor had apologised to Lagosians about the 2020 Lekki Tollgate massacre.

Sanwo Olu claimed he was not the one, who gave the order for the youths to be massacred, and he was also not in charge of the military.

He, however, promised to turn a new leaf and be attentive to the cry of his people. While responding to the interview, Ekubo queried Sanwo-olu for being mute for the past three years and only coming out during the elections.

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The actor claimed the Governor could have won the hearts of Lagosians if he had addressed the mass murder of the youths during the EndSARS protest that rocked the nation.

Citing how Governor Wike of Rivers State stood for one of his citizens, Ekubo claimed that the Lagos State Governor could have prevented the mess he is in right now.

“I don’t have anything against Sanwo-Olu, but I’m just wondering why we’ve seen more of him doing actual groundwork and answering questions in the last couple of days than he has in the last 4 years.

“His Excellency, just imagines you came out days or weeks after #EndSars and gave this heartfelt explanation, It would have exonerated you to a large extent, we’ve been asking #Whogavetheorder, and you ignored.

“3 years later, you are now addressing the issue, it’s pitiful and sad. Everywhere I turn, I see you explaining. I even saw you in my dream last night, explaining something to me.

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“Also, Sanwo-Olu, let me add, you saying you have no control over the military and police in a state you are Chief Executive Officer, is doing you and your campaign more harm than good.

“What you are saying in earnest is that we can wake up to an attack in a part of Lagos and you will say, it’s not under your control.

“Sanwo-Olu, the difference between the Odi Massacre of 1999 and now is that our parents were timid and scared, we the #sorosoke generation are not! Because why die in silence when you can die screaming?

“Sanwo-Olu, let me remind you of the time in 2016, DSS from Abuja, with police and army, laid siege and broke into Joy Nunieh’s (former MD NDDC) Portharcourt residence in an attempt to arrest her because she spoke about the illegalities of the Commission levelling so many allegations against Akpabio.

“Wike got into his car as Chief Executive Officer of the state, same position you hold and drove to her house, ordered those men to stand down, that they can’t arrest anyone in his state without his express permission, that they should wait for her to enter Abuja then they can do whatever, but as long as she is in River State, she is his responsibility.

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“He further went ahead to threaten them that if they don’t stand down, he will treat them as terrorists and enemies of the state and whatever they see they should accept.

“He put the woman in his car and drove to the government house, that they should come and arrest her there.

“My respect for Wike quadrupled. But then again, that was the old Wike, when Wike was Wike, now I no understand the choirmaster again. All of una just dey do anyhow.

“I’ve met you a couple of times and studied you from afar, I think you are a decent guy with good intentions, just that circumstances beyond you are getting in the way of your better judgment.

“Finally, if you are going to maintain this line of argument that you didn’t give the order, then tell us who did, so we can leave you and focus on the person.

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“Abeg, no come tell me anything privately for the dream, I no dey to remember my dream, say it here lets all bear witness. Shalom.

“God Bless us All.”

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