All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed he did not flee amidst crises that trailed the Tuesday Lekki killings.
The self-styled “Jagaban” disclosed this when he visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina today, October 24.
While addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, Tinubu said he did not travel out of the country as circulated by some mainstream and social media platforms.
He revealed 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.
Recall Tinubu had come under fire days after the Lekki massacre, as hoodlums burnt down TVC and some other investments reportedly linked with him, with many asserting he “ran” out of the country over fears of being attacked.
Tinubu has now faulted claims insinuating his son was kidnapped, and that he jetted out to France for safety.
Speaking on Saturday, Tinubu emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into Tuesday night’s attack.
In his words, “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, 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.”
Asked about his whereabouts in the past few days, Tinubu 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.
“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.”
Tuesday night attack at the Lekki toll gate has been condemned by both local and international civil rights organisations and personalities.