Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he will never be part of any carnage.
The APC chieftain spoke on Wednesday in a telephone interview with Channels Television.
Tinubu was reacting to the attack on Tuesday night which saw security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
He condemned the action allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, saying, “Why will they use live bullets?
“I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.”
Tinubu also denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company, the firm which manages the toll gate.
“I have no dime, no kobo investment in the toll gate.
“We are about 13 to 14 days into the protests now. Before now, I was being accused and reported to the Presidency that I was behind the protests, that I was a sponsor of the protests,” he said.
Tinubu said he refuted the allegations and “appealed to the youths” and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to respond to the demands of the protesters.
“That was why he (Sanwo-Olu) set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry. The governor has gone to the home of one of the victims to appeal to them.
“He has put N200m together as part of restitution and compensation for those attacked,” Tinubu added.