Labour Party Speaks On The Alleged Assault On Its Candidate For The Assembly, Hon. Olumide Oworu
The Labour Party, LP, in Lagos State has condemned the unbridled violence committed against its candidates, members, and supporters by alleged APC sympathizers in the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections.
According to a statement by the state’s publicity secretary, Olubunmi Odesanya, Hon. Olumide Oworu, a candidate running against Desmond Elliot of the APC, was attacked on Thursday as he prepared to begin a campaign rally near Bode Thomas Street Junction in Surulere.
The statement claims that thugs who were allegedly affiliated with the APC attacked and beat up Oworu and his followers at the event site.
In the days preceding the March 18 gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections, unrestrained violence was committed against candidates, party members, and supporters, according to a statement from the Labour Party in Lagos.
“Hon. Olumide Oworu, a young actor best known as Tari of The Johnsons fame, who is running against Desmond Elliot of the APC, was attacked on Thursday afternoon as he was ready to begin a campaign rally near the intersection of Bode Thomas Street and Surulere. “The APC thugs allegedly beat up his followers, assaulted them at the event, looted people, and overall caused mayhem in the neighborhood. Some team members were brutally hurt and are now seeking medical care.
The Labour Party demands that Governor Babajide Sanwoolu summon his supporters to order. The abundance of violence that the APC is spreading will spell catastrophe for the ruling party. We ponder how he maintains his composure and lack of emotion when the state is torn apart daily.
“APC is giving our candidate, Olumide, the victory with all its thuggery.
The APC is anxious about the approaching loss by the LP. They are wary of all the LP candidates because of the party’s popularity and support during the previous presidential election.
“The APC has been racing from pillar to post, using the shadiest and despicable tactics possible, but they are failing to win over voters to their cause. To rein in the APC’s excesses, the Labour Party has placed the Nigerian Police, other security agencies, human rights organizations, and international election monitoring teams on high alert.
The Labour Party is still committed to securing a comprehensive electoral win.