Battleline gets intense heat as Lagos PDP points accusing fingers at Sanwo-Olu, APC for vandalizing its campaign office

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly sponsoring the attack on its Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 1, Lagos, campaign office on Sunday.

According to reports, the office of Mutiu Shadimu, a lawmaker representing Oshodi-Isolo I in the Federal House of Representatives was alleged attacked by thugs of APC under the leadership of MC Oluomo.


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In a press release statement signed by Lawal Kazeem, the head of Shadimu’s campaign team and made available to newsmen, it stated that the attack allegedly took place when staff and members of the campaign team of Shadimu had gone out for campaign.

“The staff and members of the campaign team of Hon. Shadimu had gone out for their house-to-house campaign to canvass for votes and support from the good people of Oshodi only to return to the office to observe that campaign posters, bill boards and other properties of the office have been destroyed by members of the APC, led by the notorious M.C. Oluomo in an unprovoked attacked. In view of the above unto ward development by members of the APC, the constituency office and the campaign team wish to draw the attention of the security Agencies to this act of provocation which we believe can snow ball into avoidable violence. It should be noted that the campaign team of Hon Shadimu has been known to exhibit decorum in their campaign rallies and will therefore not be drawn into needless confrontation by members of other political parties,” the statement reads.



Meanwhile, the war of words between the Lagos governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Jimi Agbaje, has continued to intensify, as the APC flag bearer promised to retire his rival after the March 2 election.

Sanwo-Olu said he was proud of being called a puppet of the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, adding that it meant he had mastered the art and science of governance.

He spoke while reacting to a statement by Agbaje, in which the latter described him as a puppet.



The APC candidate, in a statement by his media team, said he sympathised with Agbaje over the imminent disgraceful defeat awaiting him at the March 2 poll, and consequent retirement from four years electoral cycle contest.

“Sanwo-Olu described Agbaje’s recent vituperation, where he described him as a puppet to the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a not only complimentary, but an affirmation of the notion that he is the most experienced for the job, having been properly schooled in the art and science of governance. He further reminded Mr Agbaje and his co-travellers in the journey of political ignominy of an incontrovertible fact that he (Mr Sanwo-Olu) has been part of the progressive social, economic and political trajectory of modern Lagos, which started with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and was passed on to the actualiser, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who in turn handed over to the incumbent governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for consolidation.



“Mr Sanwo-Olu’s private and public experience is not what the likes of Jimi Agbaje could buy over a supermarket shelf, and would take them at least two decades of quality experience to place them on the same pedestal like him,” the statement said.

The statement berated Agbaje for promising to spend 50 per cent of the state’s budget on education, saying he was a learner for leaving out several critical areas of daily existence.

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