The All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on security agencies to hold Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, responsible should there be any form of violence Lagos state over the outcome of the ongoing elections.
Naija News earlier reported that GRV raised alarm over voter intimidation, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission and the police are complicit in the act.
Expressing displeasure over the election, the LP candidate added, ‘if tonight, Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault’
Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of APC, Lagos chapter, Seye Oladejo, in a statement cautioned Rhodes-Vivour adding that the police should hold him responsible if anything happens in Lagos.
The statement reads: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a statement made by 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 warning that “if tonight Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault”.
“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.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Rachel Okporu Fadoju