3rd September, 2010
About three years after the demolition of Mosafejo Market in Oshodi and the mass evacuation ofÂ the traders, the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP), has again brought the episode to the frontÂ burner of discourse, as it took a swipe at the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-ledÂ administration in Lagos State for ever deeming it reasonable to embark on such line of action.
The issue, according to the party, has refused to die as the soul of the teeming number ofÂ affected victims groan daily for justice in the face of the resultant excruciating pang ofÂ hardship.
A PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Owolabi Salis, said it is unfortunate thatÂ since the incident, a good number of the victims had remained in a suffocating state of stuporÂ and consuming trauma from which they had since not recovered and may never.
â€œSince the unfortunate incident, I, for example, have had daily encounters with displacedÂ traders of the destroyed market for whom it seemed as if the world had come to an end as thereÂ appeared no glimmer of hope in the horizon, especially for those among them, who had borrowedÂ on loan, only for government which had sworn to protect their interests to now preside over theÂ liquidation of the very soul of their existence,â€ said the New York attorney and financialÂ analyst.
He berated the incumbent government, which he accused of sacrificing the larger interests ofÂ the masses on the parochial altar of narrow elitist consideration.