Panel Report: Don’t Celebrate False Victory, Sanwo-Olu Tells Lagos Residents
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has said that the state will release a white paper on the report of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS-Related Abuses and Other Matters on Tuesday.
Speaking during a press conference earlier, the governor said the much-anticipated response to the panel report would come as promised.
Addressing the viral report, the governor said Lagosians should not to celebrate a “false victory”.
“In times like these, with anger and animosity too quick and fast at hand, it is easy to hide behind our own prejudices, treating them as deeper truths instead of the superficial lies they are,” he said.
“It is far too easy to take sides and choose emotion over fact, even when the truth is to be found in shades of nuance. It is easy to choose darkness over light; to take perverse delight in playing unhelpful games of cynicism and suspicion; to cling to beliefs that do not carry the weight of verifiable evidence.
“To become a champion of prejudice is to own a fleeting and false victory. It is a victory of rancor over reason, of vengeance over justice, of anger over compassion.”
Sanwo-Olu also called for a ‘walk for peace’ with Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr. Macaroni), Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adetoun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti, CP Hakeem Odumosu and CSP Yinka Egbeyemi.
The walk, he said, is scheduled for December.
Meanwhile, the #EndSARS hashtag has been trending on Twitter since noon on Tuesday, as several Nigerians continue to demand the release of the white paper and justice for protesters.
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