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PDP slams APC over election violence in Lagos


THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos state chapter, has expressed concern on the violence that reportedly occurred during the gubernatorial and Assembly elections held on Saturday, March 18.

The party’s publicity secretary, Hakeem Amode, condemned the act, describing it as “appalling”, and stating that it resulted in the death of some individuals.

According to the PDP, the violence was witnessed by party agents and members in several areas of the state, including Apapa, Ajegunle, Okota, Isolo, and Oshodi.

The alleged acts of violence were contrary, the party claimed, to the democratic norms expected in a metropolitan state like Lagos.

The PDP alleged that the hoodlums responsible for the violence were hired by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stating that what transpired in Lagos state on election day was not an election but “a mockery of democracy.”

    It lamented that eligible voters were not only intimidated but also harassed and humiliated, and there were reports of killings in some areas of the state.

    The PDP claimed that the election was “a charade” and that it would be surprising if the APC’s candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was declared the winner when people were reportedly prevented from voting in opposition party strongholds.

    The PDP called for the protection of democracy in the state and emphasized that no one should be allowed to truncate the democratic process.

    It believed that democracy must be protected at this time, and argued that what was witnessed in Lagos state on election day should not be allowed to continue.

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