Lagos: Our supporters being attacked for voting Obi – Labour Party guber candidate cries out

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Labour Party guber candidate in Lagos

The gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has called on security agencies to protect residents who are being attacked by thugs for voting for the party in Saturday’s presidential election.

Rhodes-Vivour made the call in a video on Monday, shortly after the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, emerged winner in the state.

The LP guber candidate thanked Lagosians for turning out to vote “in spite of the intimidation and harassment” and the “frustration that INEC brought out”.

He called the electorate the “heroes of this election”.

However, he said that traders in Olusosun market, Alaba, and other markets “all over Lagos” were being attacked by thugs for voting for the party.

“We are getting reports from all over Lagos now that Olusosun, markets in Ikeja, under the bridge, places where we won overwhelmingly, are being attacked,” the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate said.

He described the trend as unacceptable and called on the Commissioner of Police in the state as well as heads of other security agencies to raise up to protect the populace.

He added that “people’s businesses cannot be damaged before of their political conviction.”

Rhodes-Vivour also called on the populace to stick together and resist bullying by the ruling party in the state.

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