The Lagos State Police Command mentioned on Monday it has launched investigations into the assault on the marketing campaign prepare of Peoples’ Democratic Occasion candidate for governor of the state, Olajide Adediran, popularly often called Jandor.
That is simply because the state chapter of the Congress of All Progressives suggested the PDP to look inside to establish these behind the assault.
The marketing campaign prepare was attacked by thugs reportedly armed with weapons and different weapons on the Ikoga crossing within the Badagry native authorities space of the state.
The PDP’s state publicity secretary, Hakeem Amode, in an announcement on Sunday, had alleged that the thugs had been sponsored by the CPA.
He had mentioned: “The assault resulted in accidents to a number of members of Jandor’s entourage and journalists. On the time of this information launch, one of many reporters is in vital situation at an undisclosed hospital whereas the injured are being handled.
“The thugs attacking the marketing campaign prepare had been shouting APC whereas capturing and utilizing harmful weapons.”
Nevertheless, APC spokesman in Lagos, Mr. Seye Oladejo, throughout a dialog with one in every of our correspondents on Monday, described the allegation as false.
He mentioned: “It’s false. It isn’t potential. Our occasion isn’t within the enterprise of thugs or thugs attacking the opposition marketing campaign. We’ve got our work lower out for us.
“Our important job is to indicate what our authorities has been in a position to do within the final 4 years to tell voters to return our governor and all of our candidates at varied ranges.
“There isn’t any benchmark for the PPD to persuade voters to vote for them. So what can be the premise for such an assault? I’d fairly advise them to look inside.”
Oladejo additionally puzzled why the PPD believed that the thugs who allegedly yelled at APC through the assault had been despatched by their occasion.
“The query we have to ask ourselves is that this: The place does the knowledge lie of alleged APC-sponsored thugs who attacked an opposition candidate and got here there promoting themselves, saying they had been from APC? It is like saying that whoever deliberate the current assault on Apostle Suleman once they (the gunmen) acquired there earlier than they opened hearth, they first introduced the identify of the one who despatched them there. Does it work that approach?
“These are questions impartial observers needs to be asking. They acquired there and introduced that ‘we’re APC members attacking you’. That’s extremely unlikely. The most certainly factor that occurred was that individuals inside his occasion who weren’t pleased now posed because the opposing occasion to launch the assault,” he added.
Police start investigation
In the meantime, the Lagos State Police Command has mentioned it has launched investigations into the Jandor marketing campaign prepare assault.
State police public relations officer Benjamin Hundeyin, in a tweet Monday, mentioned it was necessary to make clear that the occasion notified the divisional police officer in Badagry of the time and locations of their visits.
He mentioned: “Sufficient safety was supplied. Nevertheless, the marketing campaign prepare made an unscheduled go to to a special and undisclosed location on its approach again with out correct notification to the police.
“As well as, the command is ready for a grievance/assertion from the victims that will assist in the continued investigation. Assurance is hereby provided that no stone will probably be left unturned within the arrest and prosecution of the attackers.”