September 27, 2019
On Friday, the Lagos Renaissance Group said that all assaults on the individual of the previous legislative head of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode would fall flat.
LRG condemned the demonstrations against ambode held at Lagos Secretariat and the Lagos State House in Tuesday’s statement, signed by Daniel Awesu and Abdul-Quadri Enikanolaiye, the group’s President and Chief Executive Officer respectively.
The protesters had asked the Lagos Assembly to investigate the former governor at the Lagos Assembly.
LRG portrayed the dissent as “highly despicable, unjustified, embarrassingly shameful and uncalled-for.”
In the announcement, the group said that it did not oppose genuine protests and criticism, but deliberately tried to tarnish the former governor.
The group said it was “Sponsored and money-induced protests and attacks by faceless and disgruntled elements are harmful to any democracy and social well being of a society,”
“No doubt, this is one of the series of intentionally planned persecution and political assaults on the former Governor Ambode in order to wickedly rubbish his rich and enviable credentials and pedigree. From the instigation of the Economic And Financial Crime Commission by people of known questionable character and history to investigate the former Governor; to the reprehensible display of imprudence by the Lagos State House Of Assembly (made up of 100% of the All Progressive Congress, APC) members to embark on a wild goose chase of probing the pro-people Public Bus Transportation Scheme implemented by the immediate former Governor of Lagos State who is a committed member of the APC.”
“It will only be an act of feigning ignorance or mischief if anyone living in Lagos State is oblivion of the tremendous and daring but short-lived pro-people policies and program the former Governor Ambode designed and implemented during his 4-year tenure: 2015-2019.”
“The majority of youths and residents in Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general, know better than to be involved or believe in concocted, unintelligently manufactured and cheap falsehood by the enemies within who feel perpetually threatened by either Ambode’s achievements while in government or his discreetness and calmness in the face of persecution and barrage of lies against him while out of office.”
“In the light of this, we of the Lagos Renaissance Group, a socio-cultural-political organization based in Lagos State, unequivocally maintain that all the campaign of calumny against Governor Ambode will continue to fail in the face of logic as the man lives in the minds of the people,” said the announcement.
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