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Desmond Elliot condemns attack on supporters of Labour Party

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot, a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere Constituency, condemned the attack on supporters of the Labour Party.

Hoodlums had attacked some supporters of the Labour Party (LP) in the Surulere area of Lagos on Thursday, injuring some members of the party.

Titi Oworu, who is the mother of the LP House of Assembly candidate in Surulere, Olumide Oworu, said LP supporters were attacked in front of the Bode Thomas Police Station where they had run to for safety.

One of the victims who identified himself as Samuel lamented how he was hurriedly discharged from the Randle Hospital where he was taken to for care.

They asked that an investigation be launched into the attack and that culprits be brought to book.

Meanwhile, Elliot, who is the candidate for APC, denied any involvement in the attack.

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The statement posted on his Facebook page reads;

“The attention of the Media Office of Hon. Olushola Desmond Elliott has been drawn to the senseless attack on the supporters of the Labour Party in Surulere by suspected thugs and overzealous political jobbers masquerading as party supporters.

Honourable Elliot has reiterated at several fora in the build-up to the general election that he would never be a party to any move that seeks to undermine the peaceful coexistence that we currently enjoy in Lagos State as citizens under the able leadership of His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

He condemns in strong terms violence in whatever guise and as a law-abiding citizen, he has called on everyone, to allow reasons to prevail and put their emotions under control in the interest of all Lagosians.

Mr Elliot is peaceful and law-abiding and has enjoined his teeming supporters to remain law-abiding as well while urging them to come out in their numbers to vote for all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC on Saturday.”

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