The All Progressive Congress, APC, Lagos Chapter has accused the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Olajide Adeniran a.k.a Jandor and his running mate, Funke Akindele of backing lawlessness in the state.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the party’s spokesperson, Seye Oladejo noted the visit of the duo to citizens who were punished for violating traffic laws.
Oladejo said that both Jandor and Akindele’s act of compensation to the victims is “totally unacceptable” in consideration of how driving against traffic laws has been responsible for the loss of lives and properties.
He said that the party is, however, not shocked by the act given that Akindele once flouted state law during the COVID-19 pandemic by sponsoring and promoting mass gatherings.
He noted that it is not far-fetched for such blatant disregard for the rule of law to be displayed by the PDP in consideration of their characteristic desperation to claim power.
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to the recent characteristic charade of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jide Adediran.
“It’s saddening that Jandor and his deputy, Funke Akindele, have graduated from playing politics with human lives to blatantly encouraging the break down of law and order in our dear state.
“The visit to citizens who paid the price for violating state traffic laws, compensating , inducing and encouraging them is an act that’s totally unacceptable in any decent society.
“The move of Jandor amounts to turning compassion and charity on its head.
“It was pathetic that he simply interpreted the loss of his hosts to having their means of livelihood taken away from them when in actual fact, people have lost their lives to accidents as a result of driving against traffic.
“However, we are not surprised by the promotion of lawlessness by the opposition party as it remains consistent with their desperation as we count down to the next elections.
“Their role in the spread of Covid with the promotion and sponsorship of needless mass gatherings- ENDSARS- during pandemic and the social events hosted by his deputy, Funke Akindele are pointers to the lawlessness of the duo and their party.
“We expect Funke to be eternally grateful to the state governor for receiving less than a slap on her wrist for a life threatening crime against the state.
“There’s no doubt that good governance can only thrive where law and order prevail.
He advised the PDP that instead of its “irresponsible politicking”, it should rather take to the concession of its former national deputy chairman, Chief Bode George that it is devoid of hope in winning the South West in the upcoming elections.
“We recommend the recent honest admission of the former national deputy chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George, that the opposition party has no hope of winning elections in the South West to the political neophytes so that they can put their desperation in check.
He reiterated that Lagosians are not fooled by the political charade the duo displayed by visiting the victims, adding that the state government won’t fall for such blackmail.
“They may wish to note that Lagosians are not fooled by their constantly playing to the gallery because they have nothing to offer.
“Our government has the political will and duty to uphold the state laws at all times without succumbing to needless blackmail in the name of irresponsible politicking,’ he said