…as three people were reportedly killed
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reacted angrily over what it called the reign of terror unleashed on innocent and law abiding citizens of the state by the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming elections, Jide Adediran, otherwise known as Jandor.
Spokesman of the party, Hon Seye Oladejo in a statement said the terror was unleashed in the course of his campaign in Surulere Local Government Council of the state.
He said the incident left in its wake several maimed victims and three people reportedly sent to their untimely death.
Part of the statement read “We condemn in strong terms the unwarranted and unprovoked resort to violence on the citizens of the state in the name of electioneering campaign.
Lagos cherishes it’s enviable status as the safest state in the country which has been as a result of long running and painstaking investment in security through the provision of the wherewithal and incentives for security agencies’. End of quote.
Oladejo said the party viewed the attack as a ploy to instill fear in the hearts of voters as the days for the elections draw close.
According to him, it is pathetic to note that a candidate seeking to govern the state could be seen actively promoting anarchy and violence to disrupt the peace of the citizens.
The party called on the law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident , bring the culprits to book and beef security across the state with the obvious desperation of the opposition PDP in order to forestall a reoccurrence.
The ruling APC also urged Lagosians to remain calm and law abiding as the state government remains irrevocably committed to its onerous duty of ensuring the safety of lives and properties of all and sundry before, during and after the elections.