The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied allegations that some of its members instigated electoral violence during the March 18 governorship and state house of assembly elections in the State, claiming the opposite to be true.
Remember that there were inflammatory posts on social media before the election, primarily comments that inflamed racial tensions between the Igbo and Yoruba populations of Lagos.
Musiliu Akinsanya, the head of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee. k. a. In a popular video, MC Oluomo warned Igbos to stay inside if they didn’t support the APC in the election.
On election day, videos of thugs stealing ballot boxes, intimidating people who wouldn’t vote for a particular Party, disrupting the voting process at various polling places, among other electoral irregularities, could be seen.
However, the ruling APC, which won both the March 18 governorship election and the February 25 presidential election in Lagos, asserted that some individuals who were unhappy with the results of the elections were holding meetings on Twitter Space to discuss how to disturb the peace of the State.
Seye Oladejo, the party’s publicity secretary, stated during a press conference held on Thursday in Ikeja to inform the media of the results of the March 18 governorship and state house of assembly elections that the opposition claimed the APC threatened and intimidated voters in an effort to taint the election’s results.
“On the contrary, violence and intimidation were primarily directed at our members. Many of them remain in hospitals where medical professionals are battling to preserve their lives.
“The claim that voters were threatened and intimidated is a typical application of the aggressor playing the victim strategy. How else can we explain the circumstances surrounding Omatseye Iseli? k. A Tee Mac, a leader of the Labour Party, boasted about going to a polling place with wild dogs and then jumped into the media the next day to claim intimidation after it was obvious that his party had terribly lost in the governor’s race.
There are 13,325 polling places in Lagos State, and 130 of them, or 1% of them, have reported disturbances, according to the records. I don’t believe anyone should base their argument that the election was not free and fair on something that is too minuscule. In other words, it is impossible to say that this has undermined the legitimacy of the elections.
We must add that there is no basis for the false report that APC members used violence during the election. It’s blatantly false.
“The party has supporters, members, and sympathizers in every corner of the state. It is not justified in supporting violence. “.