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General News of Thursday, 2 December 2021


#END SARS: Frank rejects Lagos Government's White Paper

Timi Frank Timi Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has rejected the White Paper on the report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters, issued by the Lagos State Government last Tuesday.

He also called on all #END SARS activists never to partake in the planned ‘Peace Walk’ by the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, describing the move as tendentious and anti-youth.

Frank in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday said: “How can there be peace without justice? Sanwo-Olu should accept the truth about the #END SARS massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate, apologise to Nigerian youths and pay adequate compensation to victims of the massacre if he desires to walk for peace.”

The former APC scribe, who is the ambassador of United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to East Africa and Middle East, urged Sanwo-Olu to go through the JPI report and follow the truth courageously captured therein.

He commended #EndSARS activists like Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Macaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), and Seun Kuti among others for rejecting the governor’s tomfoolery.

The activist called on other youths not to yield to such ‘evil and dangerous temptation now being dangled before them’ by Sanwo-Olu until the Lagos State and federal governments fully implement the courageous recommendations of the JPI.

He lamented that while the truth about the #LekkiTollgateMassacre has been succinctly captured in the JPI Report, the Lagos State and the federal governments are still living in denial and playing the Ostrich.

According to him, “The truth is the truth! No amount of whitewashing, shenanigans, gerrymandering or intimidation can erase it.

“Sanwo-Olu and Lai Mohammed must acknowledge the truth, apologise to Nigerian youths if they desire closure on this egregious matter.

“The actors, including officials of the federal government must be held accountable. The White Paper is a fluke. The JPI Report says it all, and we need not look any further."