Thursday, 1 June 2017


Former Chairman of Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State, Mr Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh has called on members of the All Progressive  Congress(APC), to shun violence and embrace peace for the party to move forward.

Mr Ariyoh who was speaking in respect of the crisis that rocked  the party during the last councillorship primaries in the oshodi area of  state where a chieftain of the party , Mr Razak Bello, aka Hamburger ,was shot dead, said it was regrettable that the last  councillorship primaries in  Oshodi LGA ended in crisis .

In a press statement, signed by him , Ariyoh said It was quite unfortunate that, "despite our collective effort to broker peace among all the interest  groups ,the primary ended in chaos and  eventually claimed the life of one of our party's staunch supporters  in Shogunle, Chief Razak Bello (Hamburger).

Hamburger was a valuable and highly respected member of APC."The effect of his death is being felt already by those of us who had the honor to work with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family and I pray that his soul rests in peace.

Ariyoh noted further, " our party  had directed that councillorship aspirants should emerge via consensus to avoid chaos within the interested political caucus in Oshodi which the LGA  executive and party leaders subcribed to, unfortunately few people disrupted the  exercise.

"We should always allow the party interest to supercede our personal interests and that is only the way  the party can move forward. "Let us understand that in a democracy, there must  be disagreement and divergent views, but the way we resolve issues  make us a great party."I believe in peace and I stand against impositions in any form and I will  continue to support efforts by party leaders  to achieve peace in Oshodi. Violence will  never be  the best way to resolve any issue .

We should remain calm as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that the perpetrators of the  ugly  incident would be brought to book soon and he has put adequate security in place to secure life  and property in the community."

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