Police’ll provide you with most safety – CP
There’s palpable worry among the many Igbo in Lagos State as they’ve been warned by yet-to-be recognized individuals to not come out to train their franchise in the course of the upcoming governorship election within the state.
Ndigbo each house and in Diaspora have been sending messages to their kinfolk in Lagos State to boycott the election in order to not incur the wrath of political thugs who’ve warned them to keep away from the election.
Their predicament began at a polling station in Okota, Lagos, when one Ademola led thugs to sack the place, saying the Igbo weren’t going to vote for a specific candidate. The thugs of their numbers snatched poll containers and destroyed some.
On Wednesday, the hostility in opposition to Igbo merchants continued as they had been prevented from opening their outlets as punishment for not voting for a specific candidate. Following the event, merchants have resolved to not vote in the course of the governorship election.
When Each day Solar visited Idimu-Ota Market yesterday morning, merchants swore to not come out of their houses in the course of the governorship election. John Madauagwu mentioned: “We’ve got been warned by some political thugs to not come out on the gubernitorial election day. Effectively, we’ve got been receiving messages from our leaders and seniors to stay indoors in the course of the governorship election. We’ve got vowed to remain at house as a result of we could also be attacked by hoodlums. If something occurs to anybody on the day of the elections, the particular person has himself responsible.”
On his personal, Okechukwu Madukaife was of the opinion that Ndigbo could be voting for Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) governorship candidate within the state, Jimi Agbaje: “That’s the reason they’re intimidating us. Effectively, we’ve got been intimidated. The thugs have succeeded, however what they don’t know is that not each Igbo man will vote for Agbaje. A few of our sons are within the cupboard, some are academics and authorities staff within the state. Why ought to the political thugs and their godfathers disenfranchise us? We’ve got been denied of our franchise in a state the place we reside in.”
Lagos State commissioner of police, Muazu Zubairu, who dismissed the claims, mentioned that the mastermind of final Saturday’s disaster at In the past Palace Manner, Lagos, Demola, would face the complete weight of the legislation as quickly as he’s discharged from hospital.
It might be recalled that Demola’s try to flee the scene along with his thugs after setting some poll papers ablaze at Baba Ewe Bus Cease, In the past Okota, was foiled by indignant voters who beat him to a pulp. Having survived the assault, Muazu mentioned that Demola could be arrested and prosecuted.
Muazu mentioned: “Demola is among the suspects. He will probably be handled as a principal suspect. He’ll help us within the arrest of different members of his gang.”
The CP, nonetheless, refuted claims of an impending assault on Igbo merchants and main areas dominated by non-indigenes in Lagos State.