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Bloody clash: Lagos APC cancels guber campaign in Alimosho

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has cancelled its next governorship campaign slated to hold in Alimosho local area of the state on Thursday, January 10.

Although no official reason has been given for the cancellation, BusinessDay, however, gathered that it might not be unconnected with Tuesday’s bloody clash at the flag off of the gubernatorial campaign in Ikeja GRA.

Three persons were reportedly shot dead while three journalists among others were hit by stray bullets and injured when violence broke out the campaign ground on Tuesday.

The violence was alleged to have been sparked off by two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) who attended the rally.

Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, said 16 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the deadly clash, vowing those involved would face justice.

A statement issued by Wale Ahmed, APC secretary in Lagos, said the Thursday’s rally scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

The statement reads: “Dear leaders/party members, this is to let you know there will be no campaign rally in Alimosho tomorrow (Thursday).

“We are all enjoined to embark on house-to-house campaign in the meantime while we await the date of the next rally”

 

JOSHUA BASSEY

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