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APC calls for the arrest of LP gov’ship candidate in Lagos over comment

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the police to arrest the Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in the state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, over the statement he made on Saturday, concerning the elections.

While reacting to the several incidents of violence recorded in some parts of the state, Gbadebo expressed displeasure over the election, stating that “if tonight, Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault.” 

Reacting to the comment, the APC in a statement released by its publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, cautioned Rhodes-Vivour and asked the police to arrest him if Lagos boils.

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a statement made by Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour on today’s elections.

He accuses the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police of “provoking Lagosians” and warning that “if tonight Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault”. He says “a lot of places are still under attack by thugs and hooligans of the APC”.

This scaremongering is typical of bad losers who lack the spirit of sportsmanship. The security agencies should note Mr Rhodes-Vivour’s threat to set Lagos on fire as his predilection for violence and warmongering is well known to Nigerians.

Should there be any breakdown of law and order in any part of our state, law enforcement agencies should know who to grab – Mr Rhodes-Vivour.

We are compiling reports of how APC supporters were harassed and attacked today. Some of the reports are really scary.

Now the LP candidate is playing the victim. This old trick won’t work; discerning Lagosians know they are all lies deployed to attract sympathy.

Our party has no need to be violent because we are sure of the glittering credentials of our candidate Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu who will never be associated with violence.

We advise LP and its candidate to embrace peace instead of threatening to bring down the roof on everybody. It won’t work.”

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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