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Lagos PDP Condemns INEC’s Plan To Engage MC Oluomo On Transportation Of Election Materials

 

 

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would be giving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) undue advantages in the general elections by engaging the services of the Lagos State Motor Parks and Garages Committee led by Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) and its members in the transportation and distribution of election personnels and materials.

 

In a statement issued by the Lagos PDP State Publicity Secretary,  Hakeem Amode, the party alleged that “it is a common knowledge that the current leadership of the Motor Parks Committee, under Mr. Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo is an organised arm of the APC in Lagos State.”
“The Committee’s emergence came as a result of the interest of the present government and members of the committee and operators have declared their support and interest to support candidates of the APC at a well attended and publicized campaign rally held recently in the state.
“There is a clear evidence that the transporters under the aegis of Lagos Motor Parks and Garages are daily openly display the campaign banner of the APC candidates on their vehicle plying the roads in Lagos.
“It is therefore calls for concerned how INEC in the wisdom of it’s leadership thinks these committee members and transport operators will not undermine it’s efforts by dancing to the whims and caprices of their benefactor to affect the election in favour of their principal interest.
“We would like to implore the INEC to source for alternative transportation logistics arrangement for the election personnels and materials to avoid the efforts of the commission been eroded by elements who are interested in serving the interest of their political benefactors in the coming election.
“We suggest that the option of engaging Uber, taxify and other private transport operation should be considered rather than employing the services of a known political arm of the ruling party in the state,” the statement read.
The party said that it believes in the capacity of the INEC to conduct a free and fair election in the State in 2023, adding ” We urge the leadership of the commission to preserve it’s sanctity by jettison the idea of engaging the services of members of Lagos State Motor Parks and Garages in the deployment of it’s personnel and materials as that may lead to eroding the confidence the electorate already impose in the commission ahead of the 2023 elections.”
“In the same light, the leadership of our party would be readily available to suggest independent transport operation organisations that would serve the interest of the commission better and preserve the respect the electorates accord the commission,”.
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