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Ward Congress: How APC leaders reacted to Agege congress killing

In the aftermath of chaos at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward congress in Agege, Lagos Mainland, on Saturday, May 12, 2018, leading to the death of a party member and the eventual arrests of some suspects, the party leaders in Agege community has insisted that investigations must be conducted to resolve the disruption in the congress.

According to the leaders, an inquest should also be made into the activities that led to the passing of a party member, Nurudeen Olanose, in the area.

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The leaders equally called on relevant security agencies to ensure that culprits indicted in the incident be brought to book.

Speaking on the incident, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa decried the violence at the party congress aimed to produce leaders for the party at the ward level.

“The police should also do the needful by not only investigating the death of Olanose but also ensuring that those found culpable be brought to book,” Obasa said.

He added that; “You can see that all the party leaders are here, so we have no crisis. It’s the inordinate ambition of one man that’s causing this violence.”

Also speaking, the Chairman of Agege Local Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi, stated that the congress had been concluded successfully before supporters and thugs loyal to a camp in the party terror on those present. “I was even back in my office after the successful completion of the congress when I was informed the violence being unleashed on the people,” he said.

Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the crisis that rocked Agege community during the APC ward congress that held at Central Primary School, Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos Mainland.

During the chaos, a party member was killed by thugs leading to Police operatives arresting some key party leaders in the community.



Idris Aina
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