The National Coordinator, All Progressives Congress (APC) Volunteers Group, Amb. Victor Olufemi, has condemned the rejection of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu’s call for “Peace Walk” by some celebrities in the country.
Olufemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Akin Makanjuola, in Abuja, described the rejection as insensitive to one of the ways to build relationship and winning the confidence of youths after the #EndSARS saga.
Sanwo-olu had on Tuesday, revealed plans to organize a peace walk in December in commemoration of the #EndSARS Movement and as a way of closing the gap between government and the citizens.
He recalled that, some celebrities such as Skit maker Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, , Folarin Falana and others in a swift reaction to the development had, however, rejected the peace walk.
He noted that some youths in Lagos and other parts of the country had also condemned the stand of the celebrities.
Olufemi queried that “if the youth reject the peace walk is it war walk they prefer?”
The APC Volunteers National coordinator recalling the famous statement of British Prime Minister, Wiston Churchill shortly after the second World war said, “it is always better to jaw, jaw than to war, war”
He admonished the youths to sheath their sword and embrace peace and dialogue as a means of conflict resolution.
In a related development, Olufemi commended the pragmatic leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari in keeping the country together at it critical period of national history.
He also pledged his loyalty and support to the Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress National leadership.
He promised to work closely with the party chieftains in moving the APC forward and to ensure victory for the party in future elections