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You failed to saved your people – Alex Ekubo criticises Sanwo-Olu’s recent statement about #LekkiShooting

Nigerian actor, Alexx Ekubo has shared his two cents on the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s comment that he had no control over the soldiers sent to Lekki toll gate during EndSARS on October 20, 2020.

The governor had said that he was in a meeting with members of his cabinet at his residence when the incident happened, and he was unaware of what happened on the night.

Sanwo-Olu said; “The incident on that night happened. I was in my house with some cabinet members when it happened. So we didn’t have an idea at all.

“In terms of questions they asked, who ordered the shooting. Who ordered for a CPS not to listen to me when I went to Magodo the other day. So you can see that in the elections last Saturday, there were more military out there than the police.

“It is not in my remit but if we just drop it for one second and just do a role play and ask what were my own actions before, during and after. I went out that night to all the hospitals that we could have patients. I went out at 12 midnight and I saw things for myself and I reported what I saw at 8:00 o’clock the following morning. At 10:00 am things could have changed but I reported what I saw and I would not deny what I didn’t see to what the people want me to say.”

In lengthy reaction, Ekubo said the governor could have done more to protect the people of Lagos state just as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state did for a former NNDC Managing Director, Joy Nunieh in 2016.

The actor wrote; “Personally, I don’t have anything against S.O, but i’m just wondering why we’ve seen more of him doing actual ground work & answering questions in the last couple of days than he has in the last 4 years.

His Excellence, just imagine you came out days or weeks after #EndSars & gave this heart felt explanation, It would have exonerated you to a large extend, we’ve been asking #WhoGaveTheOrder you ignored, 3 years later you are now addressing the issue, it’s pitiful & sad. Everywhere I turn I see u Shalaye-ing, I even saw u in my dream last night, explaining something to me.

S.O, let me remind you of the time in 2016, Dss from abuja with police & army laid siege & broke into Joy Nunieh (former MD NDDC) Portharcourt residence in an attempt to arrest her becuase she spoke about the illegalities of the Commision leveling so many allegations against AKPABIO

Wike got into his car as Chief Executive Officer of the state, same position you hold & drove to her house, ordered those men to stand down, that they can’t arrest anyone in his state without his express permission, that they should wait for her to enter Abuja then they can do whatever, but as long as she is in River State, she is his responsibility he further went ahead to threaten them that if they don’t stand down he will treat them as teists & enemy of state, & whatever they see they should collect.

He put the woman in his car & drove to Govt house, that they should come & arrest her there. My respect for Wike quadrupled. But then again that was the old Wike, when Wike was Wike, now I no understand the choir master again. All of una just dey do anyhow. I’ve met you a couple of times, & studied you from afar I think you are a descent guy with good intentions, just that circumstances beyond you are getting in the way of your better judgment.

Also, S.O let me add, you saying you have no control over the military & police in a state you are Chief Executive Officer, is doing you & your campaign more harm than good. What you are saying in earnest, is that we can wake up to an ack like the Odi Macre in part of Lagos & you will say, it’s not under your control. S.O the difference btw the Odi Macre of 1999 & now is that our parents were timid & scared, we the #SoroSoke generation are not! Because why die in Silence when you can die screaming.

Finally, if you are going to maintain this line of argument that you didn’t give the order, then tell us who did, so we can leave you & focus on the person. An abeg no come tell me anything privately for dream, I no dey too remember my dream, say it here let’s all bear witness. Shalom. God Bless us All”