- It seems the EndSARS protest has become a political issue for some persons in Lagos
- The APC has berated the PDP for claiming that the state government is aiding thugs to attack protesters
- In its opinion, the ruling party believes this is nothing but bitter politics on the part of the opposition
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has lamented over the fact that the EndSARS protest is now being politicised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC in the state in a statement released by its chairman, Seye Oladejo, accused the PDP of claiming that the Lagos government is sponsoring hoodlums to attack the protesters, The Guardian reports.
Describing the PDP's alleged position as unfortunate and the height of bitter politics, the ruling party recalled that all that the state government under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has done so far is demand the interest of the protesters by going as far as submitting their request to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC alleged that the opposition party is trying to take advantage of the situation ahead of the October bye-elections in the Lagos East Senatorial district.
“However, our investigation has revealed that the PDP would like to take advantage of the spate of protest to cause mayhem because of the October bye-elections in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
“Our intelligence has revealed the plans to unleash further attacks on the protesters, especially in the Kosofe Local government in the days ahead."
Calling on the PDP to embark only on issue-based campaigns, the APC also urged security agencies in the state to ensure the protection of the lives and properties of Lagosian.
Meanwhile, at least two people were feared dead, while many others injured after a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) ran into a crowd of #EndSARS protesters at Alagbado axis of Lagos state.
In a video clip that has gone viral, some youths were spotted carrying two bodies while a volunteer of medical corps was deployed to take care of the wounded around Amikanle area.
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