Pre-election Violence: The Ex-Chairman of Amuwo Odofin L.G.A of Lagos State escapes assasination
As the 2015 Elections draw closer, the youths who should engage in Nation building by exercising their political rights, are far from it. They engage in all sorts of violence. They seek immediate gratification while their future disintegrates.
The former Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, on Wednesday escaped being assassinated when he was attacked by members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard of Amuwo Odofin.
The attack was said to have occurred after a meeting held by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Festac Town. He was lucky to survive the attack but his security patrol vehicle was damaged in the attack.
An aide of the former council chairman, David Anifowose, while confirming the attack, stated that the rampaging youths also attacked the offices of the Vigilante Service in the local government and vandalized the property.
“We have lodged a report with the Department of State Security and the DPO of Amuwo Odofin Police Station. The government is also aware of the attack. We have the identities of those who attacked the chairman and we have forwarded the information to the police,” Anifowose said.
When contacted, the Amuwo Odofin police station said it received a report of the attack and an investigation is currently ongoing.
This is nothing but political misappropriation.