The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended all campaign activities for the upcoming election over unprecedented suffering currently being experienced by Lagosians due to scarcity of Naira and shortage in fuel supply across the state.
Lagos APC said that political activities would be put on hold across the state pending when the issue of fuel and naira scarcity subsided.
It maintained that the decision to suspend campaign activities was to express its displeasure for the suffering of common Lagosians particularly the downtrodden who could be feeling the heats of the naira swap and the entire hardship brought by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the populace.
In a statement issued on tuesday by its Spokesman, Seye Oladejo, the party said that the suspension was reached after several consultations among stakeholders who expressed displeasure over negative effects of Naira swap deadline, adding that it would be insensitive to both the governor and the party sides to continue with the election campaign in Lagos while residents suffer.
The party stressed that the decision was reached by the governor and the party due to the scarcity of fuel and the pain occasioned by Naira redesign.
According to the party, it will be insensitive to forge ahead with the various rallies with the situation of things, and members of APC are not immune against the development as he has been inundated with several complaints.
The party joined millions of Nigerians asking the Federal Government to review the Naira redesign policy, so as to give it a human face and ameliorate the suffering of ordinary Nigerians.
Lagos APC equally appealed that petroleum products should be made available in order not to jeopardize the preparation for the elections and reduce the negative economic impact.
Meanwhile, it enjoined all Lagosians to remain law abiding as efforts were ongoing to address all issues affecting their welfare across the state.