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APC Alleges Plot To Cause Chaos In Lagos, Indicts LP Guber Candidate




The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some unnamed groups are mobilizing the residents of the state to cause chaos.

The ruling APC, who emerged winners of the February 25 presidential election and the March 18 governorship election in Lagos, claimed that some people who are not happy with the outcome of the elections are holding meetings on Twitter Space on how to disturb the peace of the state.

In a press conference organized in Ikeja on Thursday to brief the media on the outcome of the March 18 governorship and state house of assembly election, the party’s Publicity Secretary Seye Oladejo said the opposition claimed that APC threatened and intimidated voters to discredit the outcome of the election.

The APC spokesperson said, “On the contrary, our members were mostly the victims of intimidation and violence. Many are still in hospitals where doctors are battling to save their lives.

“The allegation of threat and intimidation of voters is a typical deployment of the strategy of the aggressor playing the victim. How else do we explain the case of Omatseye Iseli a.k.a Tee Mac, a Labour Party chieftain who went to a polling unit with wild dogs, boasted of his unlawful action, only to jump into the media space the following day to allege intimidation after it was glaring that his party lost woefully in the gubernatorial election?

“It is on record that, there are 13,325 polling units in Lagos State and there were reports of disturbances in about 130 or one percent of all the polling units. I think that is too infinitesimal for anyone to rely upon to say that the election was not free and fair. In other words, under no circumstance can we say this has invalidated the credibility of the elections.”

APC accuses Rhodes-Vivour Of Introducing ethnic politics in Lagos

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Speaking further, the APC’s Publicity Secretary alleged that the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, introduced ethnicity into politics in the state.

According to the scribe, Rhodes-Vivour aimed to incite one tribe against another for his political interest. He also alleged that the mother of the LP governorship candidate used the Igbo language to campaign for her son in Igbo-dominated areas of the state.

He continued, “When he started his campaign, he was Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. He soon metamorphosed into Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour and, with his mother, was campaigning in areas seen as having a heavy Igbo population, adopting Igbo as the language of communication.

“The candidate, who does not speak Yoruba, showed his resentment for the people he desired to lead when he retorted that “I don’t think in Yoruba” – in reply to a reporter’s question. His supporters latched on to his body language and disposition to taunt the Yoruba and other Lagosians by proclaiming that Lagos is a no man’s land.

“Following the same script, LP presidential candidate Peter Obi campaigned only in markets dominated by people from a section of the country when he visited Lagos.

“Mr. Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour played a prominent role in the #EndSARS protest, a peaceful action, which became a veneer for the destruction of public and private assets when it was hijacked by hoodlums. Lagos lost many of its cherished assets. The DNA laboratory (the first of its kind in West Africa) was burnt down; the iconic Lagos High Court, one of the most recognizable buildings in Nigeria, was razed. So was City Hall, which was established in 1900. Hundreds of brand-new high-capacity BRT buses, among other assets, were burnt in the orgy of madness from which our dear state is yet to recover.

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“However, it is to be noted that Mr. Chinedu is not the only Yoruba of mixed race in politics. Besides, there are people of Igbo parentage who are very dear to the heart of Lagosians. Many have held positions in the Lagos State Cabinet and Agencies”.