Nigerian celebrities and social media influencers are lending their voices against the arrest of comedian, Mr. Macaroni and other peaceful #OccupyLekkiTolgate protesters today.
It should be recalled that the comedian and ten other peaceful #OccupyLekkiTolgate protesters were arrested today at the Lekki tollgate for protesting against the reopening of the tollgate.
The protesters are insisting that the families of those who lost their lives on 20th October during #EndSARS protests at the tollgate, get justice before the tollgate could be reopened.
Many Nigerian celebrities have now taken to their respective social media platforms to condemn the arrest of peaceful #OccupyLekkiTolgate protesters today.
Falz has this to say; “I am tired of just coping. I am tired of just managing. This is a fucking shithole we are living in and we simply cannot continue like this. They are using this threat of force & violence because they expect that we would naturally fear for our lives, but the life we dey live no kuku get meaning before”
Tacha tweeted; “Nigeria will crush and crumble your Mental Health! Leaving you traumatized and then look away! It’s beginning to be a norm!! My sad reality as a Nigerian. After all that went down Oct. 20th 2020! Our Government still never learn!! Nigeria sucks for real! This is not DEMOCRACY!🤢 There’s always so much energy on PEACEFUL PROTESTERS! #EndSARS But y’all is been fighting Boko Haram since 2002! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU👎🏼#EndSARS”
Yemi Alade simply said: “Naija Government dey steady burst pesin brain!”
Teni Makanaki tweeted… “😞😞 them for no just give us independence! Cos what is This? Since 1960 WTF”
OAP Dotun said: “Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force – Angela Merici. You can’t force a marriage that isn’t working… The right is with the people not the guns you wield. We have completely lost it”
Rinu said: “This is the legacy Jide SanwoOlu is leaving behind. A legacy of oppression, tears and blood. SanwoOlu, tell your boys to prepare more Black Marias, because we won’t stop demanding for justice! #EndSARS””
Dr. Olufunmilayo wrote; “Later today, Jide SanwoOlu will write a thread on twitter acting naive and innocent of all the brutalisation that Mr Macaroni and others faced today.He will write “as a father” hoping the audience is full of idiots who cannot see through his insincerity. What a total disgrace.”
J.J Omojuwa wrote “The Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association and the Right to Freedom of Movement are fundamental human rights in the 1999 🇳🇬 constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. What are the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters & Mr. Macaroni being arrested for?”