The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his efforts to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari over Tuesday’s killings of EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate have been in vain.
Buhari has maintained a radio silence despite global outrage that greeted the attack on EndSARS protesters by security operatives and hoodlums who are believed to be perpetrating the onslaught on the peaceful protesters at the instigation of the authorities.
Most parts of Lagos have been on fire as hoodlums torched and looted public assets and businesses with link to former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and different forms of conspiracy theories including ethnic motive and 2023 presidential election bandied around as the cause.
Sanwo-Olu in an interview with Arise Television hinted of his frustration to brief the President about the Lekki incident saying twice he called him on phone but were answered and had to send text message, which Chief of Defence staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, responded to.
His word, “The first time I called him (Buhari), he has not come to the office and the second time, he was in FEC meeting. I had to send him a text message and the Chief of Defence Staff called me that he (Buhari) asked him to call me.”
Meanwhile, Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, has confirmed he has spoken with President Muhammadu Buhari, who has remain quiet to address the nation.
I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. 1/2
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 21, 2020
The last time, President Buhari or his twitter handler posted was October 13th when he posted about his support for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
In the light of this, worldtopnewsng.com investigation team sense conspiracy by some quarters who are ready to bring Sanwo-Olu and his political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu down.
We will do all that we can to ensure that @NOIweala emerges as the Director-General of the WTO. She deserves this. I will continue to seek support from world leaders on her behalf. Whatever phone calls need to be made, whatever letters need to be sent, I will do it. pic.twitter.com/J7AyVfnvVo
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 12, 2020