Inferno concerning – Peter Obi
Admin l Wednesday, March 08, 2023
OLODI APAPA, Lagos – The governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes today paid a visit to the auto parts market Akere in Tolu, Olodi Apapa Lagos to commiserate with traders who lost properties in the inferno.
Speaking shortly after arriving the scene, Gbadebo described the incident as unfortunate adding that politics of LP has no place for violence but about ideas.
He said he will join the traders to rebuild the market if he is elected governor of the state come March 11, 2023. He told the traders not to be intimidated by the violence unleashed on them but to go out and vote Labour Party across board on Saturday.
“I am on the ground in Akere Market, Ifelodun to assess the damage done by a fire allegedly set by an arsonist & political thugs.
“This is most unfortunate. Our politics should be about ideas, not violence. Ajegunle people, do not be intimidated. We will rebuild together.
“Lagos is built on harmony and cooperation, it is the center of excellence, despicable violence & fanning the flames of ethnic tension has no place in this beautiful state.
“We all have to live together in Lagos after the elections. No political ambition is worth the lives or livelihood of our people. No place should be threatened or destroyed for having differing political choices. It breaks my heart to see this happen in Lagos, it must end”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Presidential candidate of LP, Mr. Peter Obi has described the incident as concerning.
“I received the sad news of the fire outbreak at Akere Spare Parts Market in Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos. Hopefully no life was lost, but the means of livelihood and properties, worth millions of naira, lost to the inferno are of great concern to me”, he said.