The African Action Congress has slammed the Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a MC Oluomo over his #EndSARS comment.
This was disclosed in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the AAC, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, on Monday.
AAC while decrying the comments of MC Oluomo against the victims of the #EndSARS protesters said he should be arrested “over his knowledge of the Lekki Massacre, which he claimed was a “political game.”
Oluomo had on Sunday, during a rally he organised in Lagos in support of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, queried the Lekki shooting, and said it could not be linked to Tibubu.
Oluomo said, “Where are the bodies and where are they buried? Do they have relatives in Nigeria? Has Nigeria bribed the mothers of the deceased protesters? Why are their siblings not searching for them, even on social media? Or is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu a Chief of Army Staff or President who will order the killing of protesters at the (Lekki) Tollgate?”
“They’re lying to us, they want to undermine the Yorubas, everyone should come out. It is a political game. It was Atiku and Obi that conspired to do all those things then.”
Faulting the massacre reports, Oluomo queried the whereabouts of the bodies of protesters purportedly killed during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020.
AAC in its reaction said the comment made by Oluomo was unfortunate, saying while other reputable Nigerians were “struggling to seek justice for the #EndSARS victims, both dead and alive, and as the second #EndSARS memorial draws closer, the transport boss would seize this time, just in the bid to open old wounds, both in the hearts of Nigerian youths and the direct victims; those who lost their loved ones.”
The statement added, “The AAC seizes this medium to respond to the very unfortunate statement uttered by Alhaji Akinsanya, a supporter of the APC presidential candidate, during his sponsored Lagos rally that held yesterday, October 9, 2022.
“In the viral video sighted online, Musiliu Akinsanya “MC Oluomo” was seen asking Nigerian youths who participated in the biggest anti-police brutality protest nauseating questions about the Lekki massacre, with the claim that it was phantom: “where are the bodies?”, “Where are their relatives?”, “where were they buried?”
“It is rather unfortunate that while our comrades and other reputable Nigerians are struggling to seek justice for #EndSARS victims, both dead and alive, and as the second #EndSARS memorial draws closer, the transport boss would seize this time, just in the bid to open old wounds, both in the hearts of Nigerian youths and the direct victims; those who lost their loved ones, and livelihood during the Lekki Massacre of October 20, 2020.”
The AAC decried that justice had not been gotten for the victims of the shooting, asking that MC Oluomo must apologise to Nigerians and be subsequently prosecuted.
“It beats one to hear such vitriolic anecdotes being told by a high-ranking supporter of the APC presidential candidate after the whole questions surrounding the shooting have been settled over a year ago by a panel set up by the Lagos State Government itself. Recall that the panel found the Nigerian state and its apparatus culpable of different crimes in its report. But till today, the said, “white paper” of the government has not brought justice to the victims and no culprits including known military and police officers have been arrested or prosecuted for committing such a heinous crime against the people of Nigeria.
“Our party demands forthwith that the statement be withdrawn with an apology to all Nigerian youths. After that is done immediately, Musiliu Akinsanya must be arrested and questioned over his knowledge of the Lekki Massacre, which he claimed was a “political game.”
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