The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has strongly denounced the terror attack on Lagosians carried out by thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dr Olajide Adediran, during his campaign tour of Surulere Local Government.
Hon Seye Oladejo, Lagos APC spokesman, revealed that the incident left multiple injured victims and three people dead.
Oladejo criticized Jandor for turning to violence on innocent civilians in the name of an electioneering campaign in broad daylight, portraying the attack as a ruse to instill fear in the minds of would-be voters.
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to the terror unleashed on innocent and law-abiding citizens of Lagos state by the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming national elections, Olajide Adediran, otherwise known as Jandor in the course of his campaign in Surulere Local Government.
The incident left in its wake several injured victims and three people reportedly died.
We condemn in strong terms the unwarranted and unprovoked resort to violence on the citizens of the state in the name of an electioneering campaign. In broad daylight, Jandor’s thugs fired guns at their hapless victims who ran for dear lives.
Lagos cherishes its enviable status as the safest state in the country – a result of the long-running and painstaking investment in security.
We view this attack as a ploy to instil fear in the hearts of would-be voters as we count down to the elections.
It’s pathetic to note that a candidate seeking to govern the state could be seen actively promoting violence to disrupt the peace of the citizens.
The PDP and its candidate have been busy in the past few days, and have been crying in the media that their posters were being torn. Unknown to me public he perfected his evil plans which manifested at his rally.
While we can imagine the untold misery and frustration that his faltering campaign might have visited on him, it ought not to result in the thirst for the blood of potential voters.”
Oladejo called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the attack and bring the culprits to justice.
“We hereby call 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 to forestall a reoccurrence.
We urge 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” he said.
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