Electoral Violence: Lagos Government Warns Against Political Thuggery
Following the increasing number of electoral violence across the state, Lagos Government has warned against political thuggery.
TheTimes reports that the Lagos State government has vowed to deal decisively with anyone involved in the recent political conflagration in the state.
The government in a statement issued to TheTimes Nigeria by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbega Omotoso said , ‘’The Lagos State government has noted the flood of comments sparked by the shocking video of a group of thugs shooting in broad daylight in Surulere.
‘’Security agencies are investigating the video, which has gone viral on social media. We believe they will fish out and prosecute the evil actors, who are believed to be henchmen of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
‘’We condemn this savagery that has portrayed our state, the safest in Nigeria, in a bad light. That is not who we are; we are civilized and cultured.’’
He added that ‘’Following advice from competent sources, including elders and respectable Lagosians, we will henceforth shun any forum that may require us being together with PDP and its agents of violence.
‘’Consequently, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu regrets to announce that he will not be participating at The Platform Governorship Debate of January 29, 2023. The Governor holds Pastor Poju Oyemade and the Covenant Christian Church family in high esteem and cherishes future opportunities to engage the congregation and render accounts of his stewardship to them as integral parts of the Lagos electorate.
‘’We will never be found in the company of those to whom the lives of innocent Lagosians mean nothing. Mr Sanwo-Olu won’t share a podium with them.’’