The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has issued a statement in which it expressed regret over the violence that broke out at its Tuesday campaign flag-off. In the statement, the party assured Lagosians that such would not repeat itself in the cause of the campaigns.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, blamed the incident on two warring factions of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW. He also absolved the party of having a hand in the violence.
The statement read: “History was again recorded in Ikeja today (yesterday) as Lagos APC opens its 2019 general election campaigns that clearly and eloquently sent signals out there that the owner of the house is still at home. The organisation, the crowd, the colours, the joy and fun added beauty and class to the carnival which was unprecedented in the history of Lagos politics.
“We only have our teeming supporters and the leadership of the party in the state to thank for displaying absolute trust, loyalty, commitment and affection for the party they have cherished for years and still continue to cherish till date.