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“I Didn’t Go Nowhere” – Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu After Lagos Unrest

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Saturday paid a visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina.

Speaking with journalists after meeting with the governor, Tinubu lamented the invasion and wanton destruction of public and private assets in the state during the week.

The former governor of the state also dismissed rumours that he had left the country, saying “I didn’t go nowhere; I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still a Jagaban.

“Fake news is all over the place. They say Seyi my son was kidnapped and was chased but look at him. I didn’t pay a penny to bring him here.”

According to Tinubu, he visited the governor to clarify if he had ordered soldiers to attack unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.

He said he asked Sanwo-Olu “if he didn’t order the attack, who ordered the attack? That’s all I needed from him.”

“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,” the former governor said.

“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.”

Tinubu added that there’s need for a thorough investigation into Tuesday night attack on protesters.

He has come under fire in the last few days over the shooting incident. Properties linked to him such as TVC Headquarters at Ikosi-Ketu and The Nation Newspapers headquarters have been set ablaze.

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