The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives’ Congress, APC, has called on the police to hold the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, responsible should be nay form of break down of law and order in the state.

In a statement by the Lagos APC Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, made available to CompassNG, the party frowned at statements credited to Rhodes-Vivour in a trending video, where he said, “If tonight Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault.”

The statement reads,
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been drawn to a statement made by the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate, Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, on today’s elections.

“He accuses the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the police of “provoking Lagosians,” and warned that “if tonight Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault.”

“He said that ‘a lot of places are still under attack by thugs and hooligans of the APC.’

“This scaremongering is typical of bad losers, who lack the spirit of sportsmanship.

“The security agencies should note Mr Rhodes-Vivour’s threat to set Lagos on fire, as his predilection for violence and warmongering is well known to Nigerians.

“Should there be any breakdown of law and order in any part of our state, law enforcement agencies should know who to grab – Mr Rhodes-Vivour.

“We are compiling reports of how APC supporters were harassed and attacked today. Some of the reports are really scary.

“Now the LP candidate is playing the victim. This old trick won’t work; discerning Lagosians know they are all lies deployed to attract sympathy. Our party has no need to be violent because we are sure of the glittering credentials of our candidate, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who will never be associated with violence.

“We advise LP and its candidate to embrace peace instead of threatening to bring down the roof on everybody. It won’t work.”

Late Mrs Josephine Alo Inuyashi Burial


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