The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has condemned the harassment of voters in areas he described as PDP’s traditional strongholds and the destruction of ballot papers and boxes by thugs.
Agbaje who made the condemnation at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday; even as he commiserated with the people injured, harassed, molested and deprived of their rights to vote in many areas of Lagos State by APC hoodlums.
He said, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the brazen destruction, disruption and havoc wreaked on the well-meaning and patriotic Lagosians trying to exercise their right to vote. There is no justifiable reason for this aggressive action by the thugs of APC, who eventually failed to discourage and frighten Lagosians from the polls.”
Asking security agents to subsequently protect voters and their votes, Agbaje called on the police and other security forces to be loyal to the Constitution, while appealing to the good people of the state to remain calm but vigilant.
The PDP candidate said the APC foot-soldiers must be immediately brought to book, and specifically called for the arrest of the likes of one ‘Demola’ and his team, known as APC strongmen, caught on camera leading packs of thugs to harass voters and make bonfires of ballot papers and boxes.
It was gathered that, Demola narrowly escaped death when citizens fought back against his gang, who assaulted voters in the Okota area of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
He added, “APC is marshalling thugs to try and prevent the inevitable, but Lagosians are determined to vote out of power Pharaoh and his army of corruption and impunity.”