Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP )
on Wednesday described the All Progressives Congress ( APC)
as a party notorious for deliberately misrepresenting facts to
deceive Lagosians and malign the PDP .
It has also warned commercial motorcyclists in the state to
be wary of the antics of the state government to bribe them
by temporarily allowing them on restricted roads ahead of the
The party , in a rebuttal of a report credited to the APC state
Chairman , Oladele Ajomale, that the PDP is behind the return
of commercial motorcyclists ( okada riders ) on Lagos roads ,
said the statement is a figment of Ajomale’s imagination .
In a statement by its publicity secretary , Taofik Gani , the PDP
further described Ajomale’s accusation as disgraceful and
mischievous , adding that it is the APC that has now decided to
allow the okada riders , beggars and street traders to return on
all Lagos roads in a bid to secure their votes in the
forthcoming general elections.
“ For sake of clarity , PDP will not undermine the rights of
Lagosians to move around or do business within the
acceptable and humane rules.
“ We shall indeed allow enabling environment for all to eke out
a living lawfully . We are thus surprised that the APC can at
this time accuse the PDP of violating a draconian law that
they had enforced for over three years.
“ It is a known fact that it is the APC populated Lagos State
House of Assembly that is presently considering a law to
allow okada riders return on restricted roads .
“ It is also a fact that the Governor has directed the state
enforcement units to suspend the arrest of ‘okada’ riders ,
beggars and street traders . This is in a bid to woo the
aggrieved people into voting for APC in coming election