Hold Rhodes-Vivour responsible if Lagos catches fire – APC tells police
The Lagos State branch of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on the police to arrest the Labor Party, LP, state gubernatorial candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, for the statement that he made this afternoon regarding the elections.
While reacting to the numerous incidents of violence recorded in some parts of the state, Gbadebo expressed his displeasure with the election, saying that “if tonight Lagos catches fire, it is not our fault.”
Reacting to the comment, the APC, in a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Seye Oladejo, warned Rhodes-Vivor 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 Labor Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour on today’s election.
He accuses the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police of “provoking the Lagosians” and warns that “if Lagos catches fire tonight, it is not our fault”. He says “a lot of places are still being attacked by APC thugs and hooligans.”
This alarmism is typical of bad losers who lack sportsmanship. Security agencies should take note of Mr Rhodes-Vivour’s threat to set fire to Lagos as his predilection for violence and warmongering is well known to Nigerians.
In the event of a breakdown of law and order in any part of our state, law enforcement should know who to seize – Mr. Rhodes-Vivour.
We are compiling reports on how APC supporters were harassed and attacked today. Some of the reports are truly frightening.
From now on, the LP candidate plays the victim. This old trick won’t work; Discerning Lagosians know these are just lies deployed to garner sympathy.
Our party does not need to be violent because we are sure of the brilliant 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 the roof down on everyone. It won’t work.