Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to claims that he orchestrated the shooting of peaceful protesters by soldiers in Lekki, Lagos state, saying he will never be part of any carnage.
On Tuesday night, security forces opened fire on #EndSARS protesters who staged a sit down protest at the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos after the state government declared curfew.
Tinubu spoke on Wednesday morning in a telephone interview with Channels TV.
He condemned the action reportedly carried out by the Nigerian Army, saying, “Why will they use live bullets?
The former Lagos state governor said; “I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.”
“I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate.
“We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused and reported to the Presidency that I was behind the protests, that I was a sponsor of the protests.”
Tinubu said he refuted the allegations and “appealed to the youths” and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to respond to the demands of the protesters.
“That was why he (Sanwo-Olu) set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The governor has gone to the home of one of the victims to appeal to them.
“He has put N200m together as part of restitution and compensation for those attacked.”