I Didn’t Go Nowhere: I Was In Lagos During The EndSARS Protest – Bola Tinubu
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has dispelled claims that he was outside the country during the EndSARS protest.
Tinubu was engaged with reporters after he visited the governor of Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House in Marina, Tinubu where he clarified rumours that he fled the country when the protest was at its peak.
In his own words: “First, we have to segregate the calendar – those who suffered casualty before the protests from the hands of SARS. You have to separate that from those who suffered casualty due to what happened at the toll gate.
“For those who suffered casualty from SARS, the Commission of Inquiry that is already set up will unearth that and will make their recommendations. I trust the calibre and the character of the people there, they are independent. That is one.
“Those who suffered casualty during the gunshots need to answer some questions too. Even though we want to help, we still must extract information that will help the government to prepare in future and understand how and when to react because the governor, in particular, is a youth.
As a youth himself, he (Sanwo-Olu) quickly went to Abuja with the 5/5. The government immediately put into action, dissolved the SARS and had to work through other recommended actions, the needs they demanded. Within a few days, he reported back to the public. That is responsive enough.
“But where are we getting the looting, the carnage, the burning, the invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, maiming of the innocent? It is a handshake beyond the elbow.”