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Attack On Candidate Yayi: Lagos APC Wants Police To Do Their Job

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has alerted the

nation that unless the Police and other Security Agencies stand up to do

their duties to the fatherland, hoodlums and desperate politicians may

unleash mayhem to Lagosians”
In a press statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, February 1 2015 the Lagos

State APC Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe said that yesterday January

31 2015 Mr Segun Adewale, the PDP Senatorial Candidate for Lagos West took

armed thugs and supporters to the Ikeja office of All Progressives

Congress Senatorial Candidate, Solomon Adeola Olamilekan alias Yayi, fired

shots into the office and in the process damaged the rear windscreen of

Yayi's Toyota Land Cruiser and other property within the complex.

“We have witnessed this awful display of impunity and lawlessness when PDP

thugs and supporters attacked APC faithfuls in Agege, and shot dead a

member of our party. The other day at Mosan Okunola LCDA grassroot

supporters of our Governorship Candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode who were on a

door to door campaigns were attacked leaving more than 10 vehicles damaged

and many wounded.”
“The latest attack on our candidate, Yayi and his supporters in his office

is yet another assault that needs to be investigated and culprits brought

to justice especially when Segun Adewale has admitted that he went to

Yayi's office to complain about the removal of his campaign materials.”

“The questions we are asking are: “What on earth is driving this

frightening impunity being exhibited by the PDP in Lagos? What on earth

will make Segun Adewale to muster the temerity and audacity to lead gunmen

including the police to Yayi's office without caring a hoot? Who is

beating the drums for PDP in Lagos? What is the police doing? Is it only

the PDP that has a monopoly of violence here in Lagos? What does PDP want

in Lagos?
The Party says “It may be compelled to find ways to defend and protect its

teeming supporters if the police and other security agencies cannot

guarantee security of lives and property at a time like this.”

The party says “It is asking the smart and courageous Lagosians to make

use of their phones and cameras to record such open blatant display of

lawlessness and brigandage to help us to track down these horrible

“We appeal to all Lagosians especially our teeming supporters to remain

calm and courageous in the face of these provocations. Crushing defeat is

staring PDP in the face all over Nigeria and Lagos and this desperation is

understandable. PDP cannot go down without a fight and they may decide to

pull down the house. We must not allow them to do so.”

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