Police Barricade Anti-Tinubu Rally in Lagos

Policemen have invaded Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, where some political activists are holding a rally ahead of the March 9 governorship election.

Under the Orange Movement, the group converged on Oramiyan Hall in the hotel to strategise on how to stop Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from having his way in the election, TheCable writes.

Some critics of the APC leader and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have alleged that a win for APC gubernatorial candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu translates into a fifth term for Tinubu, who served as governor between 1999 and 2007, and influenced the emergence of Babatunde Fashola, who governed the state between 2007 and 2015.

Tinubu also played a key role in the emergence of Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of Lagos.

The Orange Movement had adopted “O to Ge”, meaning “Enough is Enough”, a crusade which was used to uproot the political structure of Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara state.

Speaking with TheCable, a member of the movement said the police claimed the group did not seek permission from the appropriate quarters before organising the rally.

Tinubu has been under the cosh after thugs suspected to be working for him disrupted last Saturday’s general election in parts of the state.

The former Lagos State governor was also forced to explain the sighting of two bullion vans at his residence on the eve of the polls.

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