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APC recommends investigation of Rhodes-Vivour, allege attacks


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has recommended that the Lagos Police Command investigates alleged attack on the Labour Party (LP) candidate for Lagos gubernatorial election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, and his supporters during a campaign in Epe axis of the state.


Meanwhile, the party has faulted Rhodes-Vivour decision to make the issue public immediately rather than report it to the Police for a thorough investigation.


The Lagos APC spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, stated this through a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, barely 24 hours after the LP candidate alleged assassination threat in the state.


Oladejo stated that making a media show from an issue on security further indicated that allegations made by Rhodes-Vivour may be false alarm on the part of the candidate.


According to the statement, 0ur attention has been drawn to a publication where the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate for Lagos State alleged a threat to his life.

For the upteenth time, we need to reiterate that it is irresponsible politics to recklessly continue to heat up the polity in the name politicking by leveling allegations that could throw the general public into panic.

It is not enough to allege, it’s more important to take measures to formally complain to the appropriate authorities over a matter as serious as a threat to life.

It remains the constitutional duty of the police to investigate crimes , effect arrests and prosecute.

There’s no doubt that resorting to media sensationalism is suspicious of the real intention of the allegedly threatened.

As a party, Lagos State APC holds dearly the sanctity of human life and the right of citizens to co-exist without molestation amid due respect to the benevolent host community.

Lagos State since the advent of this dispensation has remained the most peaceful and secured in the country due to the priority attention accorded to the issue of security of lives and properties of all citizens by successive administration in the state.

During this electioneering period , we have not recorded any serious security breach despite the hostility and provocation unleashed on Lagosians’ sensibilities through mindless campaigns based on tribe, religion and other sundry issues quite alien to our culture and tradition.

We wish to state clearly that Chinedu is merely holding to straws having being exposed as a candidate lacking the requisite knowledge, commitment, exposure, wherewithal and maturity to aspire to the highest office in the state.

He has been exposed as a tribal bigot and a religious fanatic who is determined to put a knife on the rope that ties us together.

His record of effortlessly potting from his old party after losing the primaries to his new bed fellows is certainly not representative of the new Nigerian leadership craved by all and sundry , especially the youths. It smacks of crass opportunism bordering on mindless desperation.

We have to doubt that he is afraid of his shadow as we count down to the governorship election when reality will displace fiction.

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