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APC faults Jandor, Jenifa for inciting traffic offenders against Lagos Govt.

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Olajide Adediran popularly called Jandor, and his running mate, Olufunke Akindele popularly called Jenifa, for condemning the state government’s on enforcement of the road traffic law and offering supports to the violates of the law in the state.

APC said that both the PDP governorship candidate and his running mate’s criticism of the traffic law and enforcement mode indicated that they were in support of the lawlessness that had taken over Lagos roads.

It noted that their support for owners of vehicles that were auctioned after driving against traffic further showed that Jandor’s running mate, Akindele, does not have any regard for the law.

Lagos APC stated that it had expected Akindele to learn her lesson after she was arraigned following her role in leading other residents of Lagos in contravening the COVID-19 lockdown protocol for the state.

The party faulted the PDP candidate and his running mate after they visited Lateef Kolapo and Osinachi Ndukwe, two of the victims of the recently auctioned 134 cars impounded for traffic offences by the Lagos State Government.

The spokesperson, Lagos APC, Seye Oladejo, who faulted Jandor and Akindele on Sunday through a statement signed and made available to newsmen, said that both candidates were turning compassion and charity on their head.

According to the statement, “It was pathetic that he simply interpreted the loss of his hosts to have their means of livelihood taken away from them when in actual fact, people have lost their lives to accidents as a result of driving against traffic.

“However, we are not surprised by the promotion of lawlessness by the opposition party as it remains consistent with their desperation as we count down to the next elections. Their role in the spread of Covid with the promotion and sponsorship of needless mass gatherings- ENDSARS- during the pandemic and the social events hosted by his deputy, Funke Akindele are pointers to the lawlessness of the duo and their party.

“We expect Funke to be eternally grateful to the state governor for receiving less than a slap on her wrist for a life-threatening crime against the state. There’s no doubt that good governance can only thrive where law and order prevail.

“We recommend the recent honest admission of the former national deputy chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George, that the opposition party has no hope of winning elections in the South West to the political neophytes so that they can put their desperation in check.

“They may wish to note that Lagosians are not fooled by their constantly playing to the gallery because they have nothing to offer. Our government has the political will and duty to uphold the state laws at all times without succumbing to needless blackmail in the name of irresponsible politicking”.

Earlier, the PDP candidate, in a statement by Head, Media, and Communications, Gbenga Ogunleye, yesterday, commiserated with Osinachi for his loss but kicked against reckless driving and violation of traffic laws.

He, however, condemned the State government for the harsh punishment of taking the offenders’ means of livelihood, saying, The People’s Governor assured the residents of the state that violation of traffic laws will also not be condoned when he emerged as the governor of the state in the 2023 guber election but any legislation that takes away means of livelihood of the offenders will be reviewed.

Lateef Kolapo claimed that his vehicle was driven by his mechanic while he was ill and hospitalized. Osinachi Ndukwe said he was sentenced to three months imprisonment for driving against the traffic and the vehicle was impounded. During his jail term, he lost his three-year-old daughter due to the non-availability of funds to cater for her health. After serving the jail term, his bus was auctioned and his means of survival gone.

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