APC Challenges Lagos Police Commissioner On Removal Of Its Posters By PDP

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alleged that

PDP members buoyed by the show of bias demonstrated by the Lagos State

Police Commissioner, has resorted to removing APC posters and banners all

over Lagos.
It said this is a dangerous display of political rascality and crass

illegality that will not be allowed to endure in Lagos.

In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of

the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that the open display of outlawry and

brigandage in Lagos by the PDP in respect of placement of posters stems

from the open show of support which the Lagos State Commissioner of Police

showed to PDP in utter disregard of the existing laws of the state. It

warned that nothing should be made to breach the peace and security of

Lagos by either the PDP or the police as the state and its law abiding

citizens will rise up to meet any challenge thrown to the state by

desperate political invaders.
“We recall that recently the Lagos PDP alleged that it was not being

allowed to paste posters in Lagos, which necessitated the intervention of

the state police. It would also be recalled that the Lagos Police

Commissioner summoned the Managing Director of LASAA, the Lagos agency

that had been regulating advertising and pasting of bills and posters in

Lagos. We note that the LASAA MD explained to the commissioner of Police

the laws and regulations guiding pasting of posters in Lagos, which had

existed for years now and which the PDP had consistently flouted. But to

our utter disdain, the Police Commissioner rushed to air even while the

meeting had hardly ended with a threat to arrest LASAA officials for doing

their lawful duties thereby not only approving the unlawful activities of

PDP without regard to the laws of the state.
“Following from this tacit support from the Commissioner of Police, the

PDP members and agents commenced the process of removing the posters and

campaign bills of APC in the entire Lagos Island. They have gone further

to lay their posters on top of APC posters in flagrant disregard of the

feeling of Lagosians and the Commissioner of Police has remained

conspiratorially silent. We recall that recently, a PDP leader, Bode

George visited someone in Adelabu Street Surulere and his supporters and

hangers were witnessed by all removing APC posters and placing PDP posters

in their stead. We ask, is this the real intendment of the Lagos State

Police Commissioner in issuing the tendentious and clearly partisan threat

of arresting LASAA workers for doing their lawful duties?

“While we await the action of the Lagos State Police Commissioner on these

flagrant display of illegality and actions against our party, we want to

warn that we will not take kindly to any effort by any invading party and

the police to intimidate us in our state. We warn that nothing should be

done to provoke our members to acts capable of breaching the peace of

Lagos for which we have worked tirelessly to build. We ask the State

Police Commissioner to refrain from giving tacit support to the PDP and

shielding them from sanctions from illegal acts. Most importantly, we

restate that nothing can make Lagos fall to an invading force that has not

only wrecked Nigeria but also endangered the peace and security of Nigeria

for its selfish interests.”
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