Insecurity: Lagos Lawmaker Expresses Worry Over Killings, Vandalizing of Govt’s Property in Southeast
- Jude Idimogu, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly, has condemned the vandalisation of property in the southeastern part of the country
- The lawmaker disclosed his concern during an interaction with the press in Lagos state on Friday, May 28
- According to him, the people in the region should desist from further damages to national and state assets
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The lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Jude Idimogu, has expressed worry over killings and vandalising of government property in the southeast region of the country.
Legit.ng reports that the lawmaker, who berated the attitude of those who were behind the mayhem in the five eastern states, urged them to desist from further damages of national and state assets.
Ndigbo should shun violence and embrace peace
Idimogu, who is the chairman of the House committee, employment and wealth creation in the state, spoke at a press conference on Friday, May 28, charged Ndigbo to shun violence and ensure that no further destruction is allowed in the region.
He asked them to cooperate with law enforcement agencies to fish out all those responsible for the dastardly act.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) further stressed that such a dastardly act would further engender lives of the people, pointing out that any form of referendum or disintegration would further create pandemonium for the citizens.
"I appeal to my brothers and sisters over there to protect our infrastructures. We should protect the infrastructures of the federal and state governments because they all belong to us. They belong to us and nobody can remove those assets, instead of destroying them, why don't we work on how to get more and protect the ones available. We have a responsibility to expose anyone who engages in such wicked acts.”
We may be exposed to attacks if insecurity continues in the southeast
Speaking about the implication of prolonged insecurity in the region, the lawmaker said that people would be exposed to crime and attacks the way government properties are being vandalized.
"We will be exposing ourselves to crime and attacks. The way and manner these government properties are being vandalized. I believe in the entity called Nigeria because Nigeria cannot break up. I don't see any leader who will support the disintegration of this country."
He also spoke about the APC primary election for chairmen and councilors in Lagos state, appealing to party members to shun any form of violence and embrace peace.
The APC chieftain said:
"We have different caucuses in the state party, but let us see ourselves from one mother and father, that is the APC which is the umbrella for all of us. We must work in the general interest of our great party.”
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a great pillar in APC
The lawmaker commended the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, for his steadfastness and sustainability of the party, stressing that the role of the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa and other political leaders are commendable.
He also appealed to the leadership of the party in the state to consider sharing responsibility of managing Ndigbo in the three senatorial zones between Joe Igbokwe, special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on drainage and water resources, and himself, to avoid conflicts.
“It is my view that if the leadership of our great party in the state can assign responsibilities of managing Ndigbo who are members of our party in the senatorial zones to Joe Igbokwe and myself. I don’t mind concentrating on Lagos West which is my constituency and Igbokwe can manage Lagos East and Lagos Central. It will be in the larger interest of the party and will help to avoid conflicts."
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INEC raises alarm over destruction of its facilities
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said within the last two years, its offices and facilities have been attacked 41 times.
It was reported that the chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Thursday, May 27, in Abuja at an emergency meeting with security agencies.
Professor Yakubu stated that nine of the incidents happened in 2019 while 21 cases were recorded in 2020.