The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has made an allegation against supporters of the ruling APC.
The PDP claim APC loyalists are destroying their campaign banners and posters in the build-up to the Lagos State council polls in the 20 local government areas and the 37 local council development areas on July 24.
PDP raised similar concerns in a statement issued in May, cautioning APC supporters to stop the destruction of the party’s campaign materials.
“The APC are really damaging our posters. They should know that they don’t have the monopoly of thuggery. It will be disastrous if we meet them on their turf.
“We have reported the case to the Police Command in Ikeja and the DSS in Shangisha. To be fore warned is to be fore armed.
“They should teach their followers to be more tolerant,’’ Lagos PDP Chairman, Adedeji Doherty, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, in Lagos.
He said that disturbing acts of destruction of banners, posters and other materials necessary for advertising aspirants for the forthcoming council elections in the state could cause violence.
Reacting to the allegations, APC’s Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, advised the PDP to look inward to fish out culprits behind the alleged destruction of its banners and posters.
“I will advise him (Doherty) to look inwards. There’s absolutely no need to dissipate energy on this.
“This is not my personal opinion though; our political history in Lagos State since the advent of this democratic dispensation is explicitly clear about that.
“The other time their spokesperson humbly admitted that they stood no chance in the coming elections; now they talk about torn posters. It’s difficult to reconcile the two contrasting positions.”
Oladejo stressed that PDP’s allegations were mere attention-seeking gimmick.