The All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter, has decried the deployment of soldiers to stop construction of some housing projects in the state.
The party said the trend was illegal and a breach of public peace, which could also lead to the unleashing of mayhem on the state.
Interim Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, in a statement on Wednesday, alleged that the newly appointed Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musliu Obanikoro, who is an indigene of the state, was the arrowhead of “this illegal use of soldiers to cause a breach of public peace and start mayhem in Lagos”.
The party further alleged that Obanikoro might have been made a Minister of State for Defence for the purpose of causing mayhem in Lagos.
The party said, “The latest deployment of soldiers to disrupt a mass housing project on the Lagos Island, coming barely a week after such similar perpetration of illegality in Ilubirin is signalling the inauguration of a state of terror by the Peoples Democratic Party led Federal Government, using Obanikoro as the arrowhead.
“Lagosians will be forced to resist such illegality and stop the bizarre development by all legal means at their disposal.
“It is certain that the PDP is bent on disrupting the pace of development in Lagos in the face of its shameful failure in the last 15 years. It is certain that the PDP and its agents want to arrest the progress and development of Lagos by all means.
“For us, stopping mass housing schemes on sudden and spurious claims of ownership of some parts of Lagos is wicked. It is inhuman; it is sadistic and speaks of the character of the PDP as a party.
“We see the war Obanikoro is waging on Lagos as an expression of his political failure in Lagos. He is allowing himself to be used to impede the progress of Lagos as a way of showing his anger against Lagosians for continuously rejecting him in all the elections he has entered into since he joined the retrogressive forces”.
The party, therefore, advised the military high command to stop allowing soldiers to be used illegally to cause mayhem in Lagos, adding that failure to do so could plunge Lagos into anarchy and bloodletting.