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Lagos APC Warns Against Violence As Panel Orders Reopening of Lekki Tollgate

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Mojisola Lawal

Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described as reckless and irresponsible a statement credited to a former progressive political activist, Comrade Timi Frank calling for mayhem and anarchy in Lagos State over the planned re-opening of the Lekki toll plaza by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

Timi Frank, had in a statement on Tuesday, called on Nigerians resident in Lagos to ignore the reopening order, describing it as reprehensible and aimed at perverting the cause of justice.

Reacting to the call, spokesman of Lagos APC, Hon Seye Oladejo said the statement is condemnable for its intention to unleash further mayhem on innocent Lagosians who are still struggling to overcome the losses factored by the hijacked EndSARS protest.

The message read in part, “The statement by Timi Frank is not only condemnable for its intention to get the youths back on the streets but also to unleash further mayhem on innocent Lagosians who are still individually and collectively struggling to over-come their recent losses.

Our earlier position that the violent and orchestrated protests were sponsored is perhaps being buttressed by this renewed effort to make our dear State ungovernable.

We need to emphasize that the mindless reaction of the politically frustrated comrade is typical of someone seeking relevance through a rather sensitive issue.

Besides, it is subjudice and lawless on the part of Timi Frank to condemn a panel that’s yet to officially submit its findings.

We hereby call on all well-meaning Lagosians to condemn any act under whatever guise that could lead to further unrest in the state.

We also need to be mindful of the ravaging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which thrives in an atmosphere of mammoth crowd.

While we commend the Lagos State government for its earnest and committed efforts to rebuild the state, we also appreciate their partners, individual and corporate, who are committing their hard-earned resources.

We urge the Lagos State government to remain committed to upholding law and order at all times and enjoin all and sundry to continue to engage in their lawful activities without needless distractions.”

 

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