The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Adedeji Doherty, has accused supporters of the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of destroying the campaign posters, banners and boards belonging to his members ahead of the forthcoming local government election in the state.
In a statement on Wednesday, which NAN obtained, Mr Doherty urged the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other leaders of the ruling party in the state to stem the tide of what he described as an ugly trend. He said doing so would prevent violence during the poll.
The statement reads in part; “Reports reaching the office of the state chairman reveal that this destruction is happening all round the nooks and crannies of the state.
“The attention of the executive committee has been drawn to the very disturbing acts of destruction of banners, posters and other materials for advertising aspirants for the forthcoming council elections in the state.
“It was also reported that the perpetrators of the acts are miscreants, purportedly sponsored by persons within the ranks of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).”
But the ruling party has denied the allegation, describing it as unfounded and diversionary.
Since the state independent electoral committee announced the timetable for the elections across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas in the state, campaign activities have begun with cases of both intra and inter-party conflicts reported across various communities.
Mr Doherty has, therefore, called on the chairman of APC in Lagos, Babatunde Balogun, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and the Department of State Security (DSS) to look into the ugly trend.
The party leader said Lagos State is not a one-party state and there should be a level-playing ground for all and sundry in the forthcoming poll.