Angered by the deplorable state of the Lagos-Badagry expressway, a Lagos motorist has threated to knock down anyone who attempts to stop him from driving against traffic, including the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, or his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
The frustrated road user who was reacting to the deputy governor’s tweet where he (Hamzat) berated motorists who violate traffic laws, lamented that motorists suffer at the Okomaiko end of the Lagos Badagry expressway.
Hamzat had tweeted via @drobafemihamzat: “We can’t have a society of impunity. This is why our recently announced and publicised traffic laws need to be taken seriously. Let our attitude be “I will behave properly” rather than looking for sympathy when we break the law. Our systems will only work if we make an effort.”
Reacting in a series of tweet, the Lagosian who was tweeting via @UcheUcheIf, said: “You people are silly. Come to the Alakija to the Okomaiko end of Lagos Badagry expressway and see what we suffer there because of the irresponsible Govt. I will knock down anyone be it Sanwo-Olu or even the Hamzat guy forming Voltron if they try and stop me for taking one way on that axis.
“Instead of them to fix the deadly road they are more concerned about arresting people for one way. Do you know that people are robbed daily on that traffic? Do you know that someone hands was chopped off by thieves on that traffic?”
He continued: “One can spend well over 5 hours in that gridlock. You guys are crazy. I have had enough encounters on that road with LASTMA and Police who tried to arrest me for taking one way. They know me now and don’t bother again because I give it to them as they want it. Oga Hamza let me know when next you are coming there to form Voltron and I will come meet you there. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Also reacting to Dr. Hamzat’s tweet, the Lagos State Action Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections, Babatunde Gbadamosi who was tweeting via @BOGbadamosi, urged the state government to fix bad roads.
According to him, that was the way to stop people from driving against traffic.
“Unless your plan is to simply milk hapless Lagosians by punishing them for UNAVOIDABLE traffic violations due to BAD roads, if your government is sincere, you should FIX THE ROADS FIRST! That, above exploitation, should be the priority of a responsible government. #FixLagosRoads,” Gbadamosi said in a tweet.