Lagos Vows Never to Condone Violence
The Lagos state government has vowed not to condone any form of violence in the state.
The state government in a statement by the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso against the backdrop of a group of thugs who in broad daylight opened fire on residents in Surulere.
Omotoso said the security operatives are already investigating the video and vowed that culprit found will not go unpunished.
He said; “the Lagos State Government has noted the flood of comments sparked by the shocking video of a group of thugs shooting in broad daylight in Surulere.
Security agencies are investigating the video, which has gone viral on social media. We believe they will fish out and prosecute the evil actors, who are believed to be henchmen of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
We condemn this savagery that has portrayed our state, the safest in Nigeria, in a bad light. That is not who we are; we are civilized and cultured.
Omotoso said the violence perpetrated by the PDP thugs has led the Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to cancel attending fora where the opposition PDP will be present in the state in order to give room for peace
He said; “following advice from competent sources, including elders and respectable Lagosians, we will henceforth shun any forum that may require us being together with PDP and its agents of violence.
Consequently, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu regrets to announce that he will not be participating at The Platform Governorship Debate of January 29, 2023. The Governor holds Pastor Poju Oyemade and the Covenant Christian Church family in high esteem and cherishes future opportunities to engage the congregation and render accounts of his stewardship to them as integral parts of the Lagos electorate.
We will never be found in the company of those to whom the lives of innocent Lagosians mean nothing. Mr. Sanwo-Olu won’t share a podium with them.”