Nigerians are set to stage a protest over the ruling of the #EndSARS Lagos State Judicial Panel allowing the Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the Lekki toll gate in Lagos state.
The toll gate has been closed since October 2020, following the shooting of peaceful protesters by security personnel.
The Lagos Judicial panel was divided as five of the nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday.
Opposed to the decision of the panel, Nigerians have planned a protest to occupy the tollgate, stating that it should remain shut until justice is served to the victims of the shooting of Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
The protest has been fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7am.
Social media influencer, Ayemojubar, tweeted in support of the protest, referencing a quote by Emiliano Zapata, main leader of the peasant revolution in the Mexican state of Morelos between 1910 and 1920.
OCCUPY LAGOS LEKKI TOLL-GATE!
Saturday: 13th Feb, 7AM.
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) February 8, 2021
Others also commented and declared their support.
The Dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. #OccupyLekkiTollGate
— Adeyemo Ridwan (@son_of_ot) February 8, 2021
#OccupyLekkiTollGate I love this Nigerians. I love that I am part of them
— AIIT#EndSARS (@Lekibitzer) February 8, 2021
What your occupation? My occupation is to #OccupyLekkiTollGate on Saturday February 13th.
To fight for justice. pic.twitter.com/qnEQcf56w6
— Hawt Sturvss🌼💖 (@Shez_Weird) February 8, 2021
What we have learned from the Judicial panels , #EndSARS , and #LekkiMassacre ;
1. Never negotiate with this govt.
2. When you go out on the streets, stay on the streets until your demands are met.
3. Prepare for violence, they always bring it.
We should #OccupyLekkiTollGate
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) February 8, 2021
@Dannyrockie: We won’t surrender to evil. We won’t be muted against our rights. We won’t become cowards overnight in doing the right thing. No justice scales. No peace for the enemies. No justice, no reopening.
@UncleShinelz: When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. Our oppressors are not slowing down anytime soon, we must slow or calm down neither! #RevolutionNow #EndSARS #Lekkitollgate.
@RYemoja; Those that destroy our young protesters at Lekki can’t ever appear before the panel because of conscience, history will never forget the lawless military.
@JGagariga said: That toll gate should never be open, it’s out of the desperation to reopen the toll gate the soldiers were called in to carry out #LekkiMassacre, there’s no excuse whatsoever that the toll should come back, how many victims of #LekkiMassacre have gotten justice? #EndSARS.
Re-opening of Lekki Toll Gate is the govt saying "forget it, that one has passed". But what they don't know is that youths are determined to get justice.
— K A Y 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@Kaylechi_) February 8, 2021
We will not allow these government to brainwash us ,we need justice for those heroes that sacrificed there lives at the lekki massacre. Enough of these oppression and tyranny.#OccupyLekkiTollGate pic.twitter.com/Obv0DWDlPm
— obikoya Adebowale (@obikoyaemmanue1) February 8, 2021