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LAGOS: We will never condone violence – Govt

THE state government has said that it is optimistic that security agencies will fish out and prosecute the evil actors seen in the viral video where a group of thugs was shooting in broad daylight in Surulere.  

The state government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, yesterday, said: “We condemn this savagery that has portrayed our state, the safest in Nigeria, in a bad light. That is not who we are; we are civilized and cultured.  

“Following advice from competent sources, including elders and respectable Lagosians, we will henceforth shun any forum that may require us being together with PDP and its agents of violence.  

  “Consequently, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu regrets to announce that he will not be participating at The Platform Governorship Debate of January 29, 2023.    

 “The governor holds Pastor Poju Oyemade and the Covenant Christian Church family in high esteem and cherishes future opportunities to engage the congregation and render accounts of his stewardship to them as integral parts of the Lagos electorate.  

   “We will never be found in the company of those to whom the lives of innocent Lagosians mean nothing. Sanwo-Olu won’t share a podium with them,” the statement said.   

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