Defend Lagos Coalition urges Lagos State residents to support Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s peace walk.

Written by on December 6, 2021

The Defend Lagos Coalition has urged Lagos State residents to support Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s peace walk as a healing balm for the aftermath of the #EndSARS movement.

Mr. Declan Ihekaire, who spoke for the representatives of the groups at a news briefing held at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, said that the group would walk with the governor.

Ihekaire, who is also the Convener of Activists for Good Governance, appealed to all lovers of peace in the state to let genuine reconciliation and healing begin via the peace walk.

He praised the governor for the spirit of statesmanship he displayed in reaching out to some leaders of the #EndSARS movement for the peace walk.

Civil society representatives at the briefing include Mr. Nelson Ekujumi, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM); Mr. Gbenga Soloki, Centre Against Injustice and Domestic Violence (CAIDOV); and Mr Dayo Ogunlana A coalition of Oodua Self Determination Groups (COSEG).

The others include Mr Razaq Oladosu-Obasola, Grassroots Democratic Initiative; Mr Elijah Ajanu- Ojo, Ideal Society Movement; and Mr. Raji Rasheed, Movement for Democratic Change.

Defend Lagos Coalition is an amalgamation of more than 60 civil society groups in Lagos State.

Seun Fakorede            

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