The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) on Wednesday visited shop owners whose properties at Akere Spare Parts Market, in the Ajegunle area of Lagos were reportedly burnt by suspected political thugs in the wee hours of Wednesday.
GRV commiserated with the victims and donated the sum of fifteen million Naira.
He assured them that the market will be rebuilt to international standard.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that the Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos, was razed down on Wednesday morning.
The shop owners fingered political thugs as being behind it.
Properties worth several millions of Naira were burnt to ashes by the inferno.
GRV later tweeted, “Lagos is built on harmony and cooperation, it is the center of excellence, despicable violence & fanning the flames of ethnic tension has no place in this beautiful state.
“We all have to live together in Lagos after the elections. No political ambition is worth the lives or livelihood of our people.
“No place should be threatened or destroyed for having differing political choices. It breaks my heart to see this happen in Lagos, it must end.
“This is most unfortunate. Our politics should be about ideas, not violence. Ajegunle people, do not be intimidated. We will rebuild together.”
The Lagos State government had yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing this report.