Bode George, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, has claimed that is a a “big plan” targetted to “secretly eliminate” the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
Monday at a news conference in Lagos, George stated that if anything were to happen to Rhodes-Vivour, Nigerians “should know who to hold accountable.”
“We seek to alert Nigerians of the terrible plot to eliminate the Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, in secret, as the latest attempt by the invaders of Lagos to remove him from circulation prior to Saturday’s election,” George added.
“We now warn that Nigerians should know who to hold accountable should anything happen to this vivacious, genuine Lagosian, who fate has positioned to liberate our dear state from the marauders’ control.”
The PDP leader also urged Lagosians to eschew “divisive politics of annihilation” and turn out in huge numbers on March 11 to vote for the LP candidate.
“As we speak, there are plans to incite peace-loving Nigerians who are determined to vote against the incumbent on Saturday,” he claimed. “Threats have been made against people suspected of voting against the incumbent.”
“We, the Omo Eko Pataki, consider this to be the greatest atrocious crime against mankind in the 21st century, and we condemn it in its entirety.
“We condemn this divisive politics of annihilating innocent Nigerians, which seeks to foment disorder and incite the ire of the populace.” We would like to remind all non-Lagosian representatives of the Lagos state government that Nigerians have lived in peace regardless of the political party in power.
“We also urge the electorate in Lagos to do their civic duty on Saturday by voting against the plundering that has plagued our rich state for over two decades. Sufficient security will be provided for all those exercising their right to vote.”
“We also urge INEC to ensure the implementation of a revolutionary BVAS regime for the exercise’s transparency, a shift from the antiquated system in place on February 25, when result sheets were transported manually from polling locations.
“Twenty-four hours is a very long time in politics; people are discussing at all levels from Abuja to local government because everyone has understood that the electorate is larger than the card-carrying members of your party.”