The newspaper headlines for Wednesday, January 9, leads with the violence that erupted as the All Progressives Congress (APC) began its gubernatorial campaign in Lagos on Tuesday, January 8, other stories.
The Guardian reports that 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.
Vanguard on the other hand reports that Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, yesterday asked the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to leave President Muhammadu Buhari and his family alone and focus their attention on how to salvage their campaigns, which he said was at the verge of collapse.
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This Day reports that the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and co-chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Bola Tinubu, has stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has no direction, therefore, distinct from the presidential candidate of the APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, who, he said, is “a straight and honest man.”
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