The Alliance for Democracy, AD, Lagos State, under the chairmanship of Kola Ajayi has condemned the destruction of its party flags and obstruction of its posters across Lagos describing it as a mockery of democracy.
The Lagos State party chairman, Ajayi made this known while addressing the press men on Friday at the party secretariat in Obanikoro, Lagos. He said: “I am here to report the undemocratic and unfair acts being allegedly perpetuated by the ruling party and People Democratic Party across Lagos state which are the destruction of AD flags across Lagos and obstruction of our posters.
“We have many registered political parties in Lagos of which Alliance for Democracy is one of them and we all have right to campaign during election to solicit for votes and support of the electorates, I wonder why AD is at the receiving end”.
Ajayi asked why have APC and PDP decided to attack Alliance for Democracy by denying us of our rights? This and many more are questions we are asking and we won’t stop asking until we get answers because it is our right.
The chairman added that we believe in healthy competition and fair play but same cannot be said of APC and PDP in Lagos.
“It was our initiative to mount flags in strategic locations in Lagos to solicit for endorsement but to our surprise those flags was allegedly removed overnight by the ruling party and PDP, they proceeded to mount theirs. They also pasted their own posters on our own to obstruct them”, he said.
He charged those involved in the act that the party will not cease to condemn their undemocratic acts and they will continue to demand for our rights.
“Alliance for democracy should be left in peace to campaign during elections, it is our right and we will continue to demand for it, this is democracy and we refuse to surrender to intimidation and persecution”, he said.
He also said that the party had written to the Nigeria Police Force but it has not yielded positive result, stressing that the party members are. law abiding that is why they have not reacted negatively to the development.
We will continue to appeal to our members to keep to the path of peace no matter the level of provocation.
Ajayi however debunked the rumor making round the town that he has been suspended as the state’s party chairman.
He said the untrue story is being spread by miscreants who just want to cause distractions in the party.
“Our party remains united regardless of any rumor being peddled against us, as we are determined to rescue back the state,” he said.