The Lagos State House of Assembly member, Desmond Elliot, has condemned the attack on the campaign team of his colleague and Labour Party opponent, Olumide Oworu.
Naija News reported that the 28-year-old actor cum politician narrowly escaped unhurt when some unidentified hoodlums suspected to be political thugs reportedly attacked his team during a campaign walk of the LP on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 in the Surulere area of the state.
Speaking about the incident, the 28-year-old via his verified Twitter handle disclosed that some members of his team sustained an injury during the attack.
He further assured his supporters that he will not be deterred, but rather will be more committed to seeing through the campaign.
However, some LP supporters claimed that the miscreants were allegedly sponsored by APC in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed the Tuesday attack, saying, “I can confirm that but I don’t have all the details yet.”
In a statement via his verified Facebook page on Friday, the All Progressives Congress candidate tagged Olumide’s attackers as “overzealous political jobbers masquerading as party supporters.”
He further condemned the act of violence and enjoined residents of the state to remain peaceful as they head to the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
The release read in part, “The attention of the Media Office of Hon. Olushola Desmond Elliot 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.
“Elliot has reiterated at several fora in the build-up to the general election that he will 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 Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.”
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