National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted following the Lekki shooting of October 20 after been accused by many of ordering the attack on the unarmed protesters.
He called for a thorough probe into the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
The Nigerian Military opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate leaving scores dead and several persons injured.
The self-acclaimed Jagaban of Lagos came on a courtesy visit to Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during which he addressed the Lekki massacre.
He said victims of the Lekki shootings have some questions to answer.
In his words, “Those who suffered casualty during the gunshot needs to answer some questions too.
“How were they there? How long were they there? What kind of characters are they?
“Even though we want to help, we still must extract information that will help the government to prepare in future or understand how and when to react.”
While noting that those who have suffered one form of abuse from the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) would get justice, Tinubu expressed confidence in the caliber of persons appointed into the Judicial Commission of Enquiry by the state government.
“I trust the caliber and the character of the people there, they are independent,” he said.
Asiwaju commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his proactiveness in handling the demands of the #EndSARS protesters, recalling how he (Sanwo-Olu) visited President Muhammadu Buhari to lay the demonstrators’ requests.
“Within a few days, he (Sanwo-Olu) reported back to the public. That is responsive enough,” the APC chieftain stated.
He condemned the recent looting and attack on police stations, among other forms of violence in the state.
According to Tinubu, such development can best be described as “a handshake beyond the elbow.”
Although there were insinuations that he had traveled out of the country in a bid to get away from aggrieved residents after the shooting that threw the country’s commercial nerve center into a state of topsy-turvydom.
“I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still a Jagaban,” he said. “Fake news is all over the place.”
He also spoke about the news of his son Seyi been kidnapped, says it’s totally false. Seyi is here with him in Lagos he said.