Pre-Election Violence Take Place In Lagos
At least two persons are feared to have been killed yesterday evening after factional members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state engaged themselves in a free-for-all fight.
Over 35 vehicles are also said to have been destroyed and shops looted in a clash between the two warring APC factions at Oto-Awori in Ijanikin area of Lagos.
This is coming less than 24 hours away from the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections in the state, Naija News reports.
The clash was between supporters of a candidate of APC from Ojo contesting in Saturday’s Lagos state House of Assembly election and a perceived aggrieved member who felt that he was robbed of victory during the party’s primary elections held last year.
Naija News learned that the clash erupted when the APC candidate simply identified as Jafo paid a courtesy call on the palace of the Oloto of Awori.
It was learned that some youths loyal to a member of the party, one Bibire, attempted to prevent the APC candidate from entering the palace on the ground that he (Jafo) was the reason why their aspirant was denied the party’s ticket.