Desmond Elliot condemns attack by APC thugs on members of Labour Party in Lagos State

NOLLYWOOD actor and Lagos State House of Assembly member Desmond Elliot has condemned today's attack on the campaign team of his Labour Party opponent Olumide Oworu by thugs thought to be employed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


On Tuesday, that thugs invaded Mr Oworu's campaign rally at Iponri in Surulere, attacking members of his campaign team and damaging their vehicles. Saying he does not support the actions of these thugs, Mr Elliot, the incumbent Surulere Constituency member in the Federal House of Representatives, tagged Mr Oworu’s attackers as overzealous political jobbers masquerading as party supporters.


Mr Oworu said: “My team and I were attacked on Tuesday as we attempted to campaign at Iponri, Surulere. A member of my team was injured but we are thankful the incident didn’t escalate past the level it was. The case has been reported at the Iponri police station.


“I am not deterred by the incident. Instead, I am more committed to seeing this through. We will pass through the wards in the constituency."


A spokesman for Mr Elliot, said: “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 Sanwoolu.”


He further condemned in strong terms the act of violence and enjoined residents of the state to remain peaceful ahead of the governorship and state house of assembly elections tomorrow. Across Lagos State tomorrow, the elections are likely to be a two-horse race between the Labour Party and the APC.