The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commiserated with Lagosians and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the Lekki toll plaza incident and the hijack of the #EndSARS protests by hoodlums who destroyed private and government properties.
Asiwaju Tinubu who was in the company of his son, Seyi spoke to journalists on saturday at the State house, Marina.
Tinubu debunked the report that made the round on social media that he fled Nigerua for saftey after Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki toll gate.
“I didn’t go nowhere; I am a Lagosian. And I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos State and I am still the Jagaban. Whatever they think; fake news is all over the place. They said my son, Seyi was kidnapped. He is here (Tinubu pointed at his son). It is all a joke.”
The fomer Governor says Sanwo-Olu did well by listening to the protesters and taking their demands to the President in Abuja.
“He (Sanwo-Olu) quickly went to Abuja with the five for five and the government immediately went into action.”
“We saw on television that he delivered the message to Mr. President. The President didn’t say no. The President gave him appointment within a few hours. That is responsive enough for people to go to town but where we are we getting the looting, the carnage, the burning and invasion of our Police stations and stealing of arms and maiming the innocent. It is handshake beyond the elbow,” he said.
He urged Lagosians to embrace peace and set about healing the wounds inflicted by the violence.