APC Warns Obanikoro Over Planned Mayhem In Lagos
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has raised alarm
over the inordinate use of soldiers to cause mayhem and outright
brigandage in Lagos. It fingered the Minister of State for Defence, Musliu
Obanikoro as the arrowhead of this illegal use of soldiers to cause a
breach of public peace and launch mayhem in Lagos.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Interim Publicity Secretary of the
APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, the party says that the latest employment of
soldiers to disrupt a state mass housing project in Lagos Island, coming
barely a week after such similar perpetration of illegality in Ilubirin is
signaling the launching of a state of terror by the PDP federal
government using Obanikoro as the arrowhead. It warns that Lagosians would
be forced to resist such illegality and stop the bizarre development by
all legal means at their disposal.
“It is now certain that Obanikoro was made a Minister of state for defence
for the sole purpose of deploying illegal military force to cause total
mayhem in Lagos. It is certain that the PDP is bent on disrupting the pace
of development in Lagos in the face of its shameful failure in the last
fifteen years. It is certain that PDP and its agents want to arrest the
progress and development of Lagos by all means as such reifies its own
colossal failure in government for fifteen awful years.
“For us, stopping mass housing schemes on sudden and spurious claims of
ownership of some parts of Lagos is wicked. It is inhuman; it is sadistic
and speaks of the character of PDP as a party. We are sure that Obanikoro
and those he is working for do not bank of using such means to win Lagos
but to disrupt as much as possible the acclaimed progress of Lagos, which
has been sustaining millions of Nigerians and accounting for the biggest
chunk of the country's Gross Domestic Product.
“We see the stupid war Obanikoro is wedging on Lagos as just an expression
of his political failure in Lagos. He is allowing himself to be used to
impede the progress of Lagos as a way of showing his angst against
Lagosians for continuously rejecting him in all the elections he has
entered into since he joined the retrogressive forces. We urge Lagosians
to take notice of what Obanikoro is doing in Lagos today and ensure that
he is not allowed to but a wedge on the progress and interests of Lagos.
We urge Lagosians to stand up and resist this noxious employment of
outlawry to run a parallel government in Lagos.
“Lagos APC is calling on the military high command to arrest this
dangerous trend of using soldiers illegally to cause mayhem in Lagos. We
warn that the military risks being negatively branded if it allows the
military to be dragged into prosecuting the selfish political interests of
Obanikoro. We call on the military to urgently address this illegal use of
soldiers to perpetrate illegalities by the so called minister before it
plunges Lagos into anarchy and bloodletting. We warn Obanikoro and
whichever dark interests he serves that enough is enough!”