The opposition obtain collectively said the arrest showed that Governor Sanwo-Olu led administration in Lagos prioritises the billions of naira generated at the Lekki tollgate over the welfare of the residents of the explain.
The Lagos Judicial Panel investigating the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters had on Saturday, February 6, 2021, accredited the reopening of Lekki tollgate for industrial operations.
Nonetheless the PDP questioned the panel on why it concept it wanted to uncover the resumption of sequence of tolls at the tollgate that used to be shut as a outcomes of alleged killing of protesting youths.
The obtain collectively said, “Lagosians would possibly per chance well now not ever assume that a time will near in the Articulate when residents’ rights to tranquil protests will be muscled by a supposed democratic authorities.”
Reacting to the arrest of the protesting youths, Lagos Articulate Chairman of the PDP, Adedeji Doherty in an announcement on Sunday said, “It is now particular that every individual who issues to the APC authorities of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the billions of naira generated at the Lekki Toll Gate, and now not the welfare of the people.”
“When did it become the responsibility of a judicial panel of inquiry to uncover the resumption of sequence of tolls at a Toll Gate, which used to be shut down owing to the alleged killing of youths whose handiest offence is that they demanded that SARS policemen would possibly per chance well simply easy conclude killing them?
“The Lagos Articulate Authorities and most especially, the members of the Home of Assembly from Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Ibeju-Lekki, and Epe LGAs would possibly per chance well simply easy originate up a public hearing or Referendum on the reopening of this controversial tollgate to brand the sphere that democracy is actually the uncover of the day in Lagos Articulate, as a replace of making an are attempting to crush a tranquil exclaim with out presenting any model of other medium of diplomacy because it issues the tollgate narrate.”
The obtain collectively, alternatively, entreated the youths to remain proper and committed of their quest for a Nigeria the place the authorities does the upright thing and residents are allowed to ventilate their grievances freely.