The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed that he has been in Lagos during and after the Lekki shootings adding that he's a Lagosian and still holds the title of Asiwaju of Lagos.
Tinubu revealed this while addressing journalists after meeting with Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday at the State House in Marina.
He said: “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.
He told reporters that the purpose of his meeting with Sanwo-Olu was to ask him if he had ordered soldiers to attack #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday.
The former Lagos governor said he asked Sanwo-Olu “if he didn’t order the attack, who ordered the attack? That’s all I needed from him.”
Tinubu stressed the need for a thorough investigation into Tuesday night attack.
He said, “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.
“For those who suffered casualty from SARS, I think 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 invasion of police stations, stealing of arms, maiming of the innocent? It is a handshake beyond the elbow.”
“Whatever they think. 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.”