The Lagos State of All Progressives Congress(APC) has raised an alarm over the alleged threat by the Labour Party(LP) governorship candidate in the state, Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour and urged the law enforcement agencies to take note it.
APC in Lagos claimed Rhodes-Vivour had in a threatening comment, alleged said, ‘Lagos May Catch Fire Tonight’ following his likely defeat in the Saturday governorship election being conducted in the state.
Rhodes -Vivour is the main challenger of the incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC in the race where Janfour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and others are also candidates.
APC spokesman in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, made this known in statement.
The statement reads: 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.