The launch of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, was marred by violence when some suspected thugs freely used various dangerous weapons during the event.
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It was learnt that some political thugs unleashed terror on those at the campaign launch while Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was addressing party faithfuls.
Number of victims emerging: A day many party faithfuls, journalists, political jobber and thugs will never forget. ..It was learnt that some political thugs unleashed terror on those at the campaign launch while Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was addressing party faithfuls.
The incident reportedly forced candidate of the party for the March 2, 2019 gubernatorial election, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to give a very short speech, which lasted for about a minute.
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Three persons were feared killed while others sustained injuries as the All Progressives Congress (APC) began its gubernatorial campaign in Lagos yesterday.Trouble started around 1:30 p.m. as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode delivered his speech, which was interrupted by gunshots from hoodlums and security officials. It was followed by a stampede as people fled for their lives.
Despite the chaos, the governor continued his address and handed the microphone to the party’s candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who excitedly delivered the vote of thanks.
The hoodlums took advantage of the confusion and robbed people of their phones, money and other valuables.An official of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers Union (NURTW) Musiliu Akinsanya (also known as Oluomo) was reportedly assaulted and wounded in the clash.Advertisement