In an open letter to the governor on Tuesday, signed by the Chairman of the association, Yomi Idowu, the residents raised socio-economic reasons and other critical issues that were yet to be addressed which made the decision to recommence tolling unjust, oppressive, and illegal.
This is coming about 18 months after tolling was suspended at the bridge following the aftermath of protests against police brutality
The tournament, which kicked off on April 6, 2021, had 32 initial players before whittling down to the Top 4, who played their hearts out last Saturday.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, the Managing Director of LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan, expressed regret that some people were using fake news to misinform Nigerians about the company’s ownership and whip up public sentiment against its return to business.
The senior advocate said he was “saddened and devastated” by the dehumanisation of the protesters by security operatives on Saturday.
The group said this in a statement by its Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the Coordinating Committee, Comrades Dayo Ogunlana and Dele Daramola, on Tuesday.
It will be recalled that the panel of enquiry set up to look into the agitations of the #EndSARS protesters, which culminated in the shooting shooting incident at Lekki Tollgate, on Saturday approved the reopening of the tollgate, amidst protests, following a prayer by LCC counsel that its order will allow the company to repair all damages done.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Owonikoko made the submission after Adesina Ogunlana announced his appearance to the panel as the counsel representing the EndSARS protesters.
Sanwo-Olu, who revealed this on Thursday in an interview with Arise Television, said he had made two attempts to speak with the President.
They made the appeal in separate interviews during a peaceful protest organised by a group called ‘Eti- Osa Development Forum’ in Lagos.