Suspected thugs have attacked the convoy of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, also known as Jandor.
The attack took place in the Coker area of Aguda, Surulere Local Government Area of the state on Friday, after Jandor and some other party members and supporters’ had grassroots engagement with traders and other groups in the area.
While reacting to the incident, the Lagos APC spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, condemned the attack in totality and also stated that innocent and law-abiding citizens suffered from the terror.
“We condemn in strong terms the unwarranted and unprovoked resort to violence on the citizens of the state in the name of electioneering campaign.
In his reaction to the incident, the Lagos PDP spokesperson, Hakeem Amode, alleged that the attack was the work of APC, sponsoring thugs against Jandor’s convoy.
“The APC sponsored thugs in Surulere local government of Lagos state unleashed violence on persons and groups of people in the area ahead of the scheduled visitation of the PDP gubernatorial candidate visit to the ward on Thursday and Friday, in continuation of Jandor’s tour of the 245 wards in Lagos State.
“The hoodlums went to the Baale of Ojuoluwa in the Empire area of the LGA to threaten him not to receive the entourage who was billed to pay him a courtesy visit.
“The gates leading to the entire empire area were locked and vehicular movement around the area was disrupted.
“In the same vein, the canopy and chairs arranged at Iponri Housing Estate were violently destroyed by APC killer-thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons including guns and many of our members who were making the arrangements were wounded in the fracas”, He said.
The incident allegedly left about three people dead and several other wounded.