The All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos chapter has described the allegation of the Labour Party accusing it of being behind the attack on their supporters in Lagos as irresponsible and reckless.
Publicity Secretary of APC, Seye Oladejo, made the remarks In a statement on Saturday, but failed, at least, to condemn the violence unleashed on Obi supporters.
The statement read, “We read with amazement the baseless allegation of the Labour Party accusing the ruling Lagos All Progressives Congress, APC of being responsible for the attack of their supporters in Lagos.
“It is irresponsible and reckless of the tottering party to level such a wild allegation without any substantial proof.
“The APC as the ruling party in Lagos State remains the biggest stakeholder to ensure that there’s no breakdown of law and order.
“We want to state unequivocally that our members were not involved in any attack.
“Our investigation in the concerned local government made nonsense of the allegation.
“Our position has always been for the security agencies to do their job and bring those found culpable in any attack to book.
“Those who alleged must be able to provide evidence and point at suspects and Ieave the rest to the police and other security agencies
“We abhor violence as a party. Everybody has the constitutional right to support whichever party they choose and we don’t think that should make for any kind of violence.
“We don’t see the Labour or any other party as a threat
“It’s important to put it on record that every indication points to our victory in the coming elections based on the widely acknowledged great performance of the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu and other elected and appointed government officials during the outgoing tenure.
“Our members have no business unleashing attack on the opposition party.”
Oladejo stressed the state governor’s commitment to the security of lives and property of all residentss irrespective of political affiliation.
“The Labour Party will do well if it desists from needless blackmail and face the substance of the expectations of the electorates,” he stated.