Lekki tollgate killings have complicated matters for me – Tinubu laments

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has again said he has no hands in the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate.

Tinubu ina  statement released on twitter said he was first accused of sponsoring the #EndSARS protest, then later accused of sending soldiers to shoot at the protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night to disperse them.

The statement on Sunday titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests: A fundamental lesson in democratic governance,’ Tinubu said “I am, indeed, a promoter and financial investor in The Nation newspaper and TVC.”

“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the tollgate, where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” Tinubu said.

Tinubu said,  “The present situation clearly does nothing to profit me politically or otherwise. It has complicated matters for me because many people now wrongfully blame me for a violent incident in which I played no part. Still, I stand strongly behind the people of Nigeria and affirm their right to protest peacefully.

“Along with all well-meaning, patriotic Nigerians, I want to see an end to all forms of institutionalised brutality and I shall do my utmost to see that this humane objective is realised.”

Full statement below:

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