The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, for his visit to the homes of two owners of the recently auctioned vehicles.
Naija News earlier reported that Adediran and his running mate, Funke Akindele, visited the homes of Lateef Kolapo and Osinachi Ndukwe, both drivers whose vehicles were up for auction on Thursday.
During the visit, Adediran condemned the state government for auctioning Ndukwe’s car after he was imprisoned for three months for a traffic violation.
The PDP flagbearer stated that the penalty was harsh and promised that the traffic law would be repealed by his government.
Reacting to this development in a statement on Sunday, spokesman of Lagos APC, Seye Oladejo, described the visit by Jandor and Akindele as a blatant encouragement of the breakdown of law and order.
Oladejo stated that the visit to the traffic offenders is inducing, and encouraging them is an act that is totally unacceptable in any decent society.
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to the recent characteristic charade of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jide Adediran.
“It’s saddening that Jandor and his deputy, Funke Akindele, have graduated from playing politics with human lives to blatantly encouraging the breakdown of law and order in our dear state.
“The visit to citizens who paid the price for violating state traffic laws, compensating, inducing, and encouraging them is an act that is totally unacceptable in any decent society. The move of Jandor amounts to turning compassion and charity on their head.
“It was pathetic that he simply interpreted the loss of his hosts as having their means of livelihood taken away from them when in actual fact, people have lost their lives to accidents as a result of driving against traffic.
“However, we are not surprised by the promotion of lawlessness by the opposition party as it remains consistent with their desperation as we count down to the next elections.
“Their role in the spread of COVID-19 with the promotion and sponsorship of needless mass gatherings – #EndSARS – during the pandemic and the social events hosted by his deputy, Funke Akindele are pointers to the lawlessness of the duo and their party.
“We expect Funke to be eternally grateful to the state governor for receiving less than a slap on her wrist for a life-threatening crime against the state.”
This article was originally published on Naija News