The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has called on Nigerians, particularly youths, to stay away from violence and acts and utterances that can cause breach of peace, particularly as the 2019 General Elections draw near.
Rt. Hon. Obasa spoke on Sunday, during the flag off of the campaign for the general elections organised by the Agege Federal Constituency chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I want to advise Nigerians particularly youths, to stay away from violence. We should do away from any act and utterances that can lead to violence and cause any breach of peace,” he said.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker stated that there is no gain in thuggery and violence saying the country can only flourish, grow and develop in atmosphere of peace and tranquility. “When there is peace and tranquility, the country will grow and develop. The development and growth of this country is a collective effort between the government and the governed. Without peace, we can’t develop, neither can we grow,” he said.
The campaign flag off was attended by prominent leaders in Agege. Apart from the Speaker, the representative of the Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Taofeek Abiodun Adaranijo; member, state House of Assembly for Agege Constituency 2, Hon Oluyinka Ogundimu; the state Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure and APC candidate for House of Representatives in Agege, Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare; the Chairman of Agege Local Government, Hon Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi; his Orile Agege LCDA counterpart, Hon Johnson Sunday Babatunde; APC chieftains in Agege: Chief Shafari Adaranijo, Professor Tunde Samuel, Chief Owolabi Dada and Chief Ayeni Shittu among others.
The campaign flag off cum solidarity trek took the Speaker round the major areas in Agege: Mulero, Adealu, Dopemu, Mangoro, Okekoto, Alfa Nla, Capitol, Isale Oja, Papa Uku, and back to Mulero.