Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran (Jandor), has accused Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of closing Lagos markets for the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally for Bola Tinubu.
The APC presidential campaign is underway at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.
Adediran said the Lagos government forced the traders in major markets to attend the event.
A statement by his campaign spokesperson, Gbenga Ogunleye, noted that the leaders complained about a directive not to open today.
The Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee, led by Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a. MC Oluomo, allegedly threatened to punish traders who flout the order.
Jandor called the alleged action of the state government as “insensitive, callous, barbaric, and criminal.”
The flagbearer said the traders are free citizens whose right to do business is protected by the constitution.
“Any act to intimidate or threaten them to attend a programme against their wish is criminal and inhuman”, the statement reads.
It warned the authorities to stop inflicting pains on people trying to survive the harsh economy “the APC at the federal and state levels have plucked the nation into”.
Jandor advised Lagos residents to keep hope alive as they “endure the remaining days of the inept APC-led administration”.