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LASG debunks allegations on sale of campaigns stickers to tricyclists


The Lagos State Government has debunked the claims contained in a viral video on social media alleging its participation in forcing the motoring public to purchase stickers to raise funds for the campaign of some All Progressive Congress candidates.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde condemned the claim in strong terms, stating that the sticker was neither created nor circulated by the Ministry or any agency of the government.

He urged stakeholders, especially those providing public transportation, to report anyone caught selling the stickers in the name of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, advising those involved in the mischief to refrain or face the wrath of the law.

Chairman of the Lagos Management Authority, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (as MC Oluomo) also denied knowledge of the exercise in a short video he released on the incident.

The transcript of the video reads:

My attention has yet again been drawn to a video clip circulating online showing an altercation between two people as regards a sticker.

It came to me as a surprise seeing that people were attaching the video to me and were also quick to state that it was a campaign fee to support the election of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Naturally I would have just ignored knowing that it’s the handiwork of naysayers. Being in an election session, I also know their malicious intentions and the cheap political goal they aim to get with the video. I am however compelled for the sake of clarity to set the record straight.

I did not know anything about the said sticker, neither did I sanction the sale. I would appreciate additional information as regards the location where the incident happened so that we can conduct thorough investigation.

We are against anything that would hamper the free flow of business activities or bring hardship upon our people. May I also inform the public that the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has more than enough people willing to finance his campaign and such money would not come from me or my office.

I want to urge our people to be vigilant and remember that we are in an election period, as such, political parties would be looking for ways, both ethical and unethical, to outsmart themselves. I however implore them to leave me out of their political permutations and stop maligning my name for the sake of cheap popularity.

Thank you.

Alh. Musiliu Akinsanya (Mc-Oluomo)
Chairman, Lagos State Park and Garages Management Committee.