All Progressives Congress (APC, Lagos State Chapter), has berated a Political Activist, Timi Frank, over his comment on the reopening of the Lekki tollgate plaza in the state, describing his comment as ‘reckless’ and ‘irresponsible ‘.
APC, in a statement issued by its Caretaker State Publicity Secretary, Hon. Seye Oladejo, on Tuesday, said the comment by Frank was not only condemnable for its intention to get the youths back on the streets but also to unleash further mayhem on innocent Lagosians who are still individually and collectively struggling to over-come their recent losses.
The party stated that it was subjudice and lawless of Frank to condemn a panel that is yet to officially submit its findings, saying that he was seeking relevance through a rather sensitive issue.
APC said ” Our attention has been drawn to the reckless and irresponsible statement by a former progressive political activist , Comrade Timi Frank calling for mayhem and anarchy in Lagos State as a result of the concession of the panel of enquiry set up to investigate all anomalies during the #EndSars protest to the management company of the Lekki toll-gate to commence the process of repair.
” The statement is not only condemnable for its intention to get the youths back on the streets but also to unleash further mayhem on innocent Lagosians who are still individually and collectively struggling to over-come their recent losses.
” Our earlier position that the violent and orchestrated protest were sponsored is perhaps being buttressed by this renewed efforts to make our dear state ungovernable.
” We need to emphasize that the mindless reaction of the politically frustrated comrade is typical of someone seeking relevance through a rather sensitive issue.
” Besides, it is subjudice and lawless on the part of Timi Frank to condemn a panel that’s yet to officially submit its findings.
” We hereby call on all well-meaning Lagosians to condemn any act under whatever guise that could lead to further unrest in the state”.
The party stated ” We also need to be mindful of the ravaging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which thrives in an atmosphere of mammoth crowd.
” While we commend the Lagos State government for its earnest and committed efforts to rebuild the state, we also appreciate their partners , individual and corporate, who are committing their hard-earned resources.
We urge the Lagos State government to remain committed to upholding law and order at all times and enjoin all and sundry to continue to engage in their lawful activities without needless distractions”.
Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, Frank had condemned the ordered re-opening of the Lekki Tollgate Plaza by the Lagos State Judicial Panel.
Frank said the action of the panel is patently insensitive to the plight of innocent Nigerians who lost their lives or were maimed for life during the dastardly attack by government security forces.
He accused the panel of bias and acting the script of the Lagos State and the Federal Governments who consider the revelations emanating from the panel as a source of continuous embarrassment.
He insisted that the Lagos State Government that constituted the panel was simply out to protect the interest of “big business” not minding the huge scars inflicted on Nigerians and Nigeria by the unprovoked Lekki Tollgate massacre.
He urged Nigerians to ignore the re-opening order which has been rightly rejected by four out of the nine-member panel.
He vowed that Nigerians youth will not rest until those who masterminded the killings are brought to justice.