Nigerians are not having it this 2019 elections. No more can they sit back and watch failure disguised as 'change' come in and drag Nigeria through the mud a second time.
There was chaos on Tuesday during the induction of the campaign of the All Progressives Congress at the Sky Power Ground, Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, as armed thugs invaded the venue and engaged in a supremacy battle.
The thugs, who were suspected to be supporters of MC Oluomo and Mustapha Adekunle, aka Seigo, another union leader, invaded the arena with guns, daggers, cutlasses, and other weapons, leading to a free-for-all.
Among those who reportedly sustained gunshot injuries during the clash were the Group Political Editor of The Nation, Emmanuel Oladesu; a correspondent with New Telegraph, Temitope Ogunbanke; and a cameraman with Ibile Television, Abiodun Yusuf.
A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was also stabbed during the clash.
The rally which started around 1230pm came to an end as supporters and political personnel sought safety.
Continuous gunshots could be heard as the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, delivered his speech and called for support for the flag bearers of the party in the elections.
Amidst the noise, Ambode told the crowd that the police were in control of the situation.
However, things degenerated as the gunshots continued. The governor was later escorted out of the venue and was joined by the Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, and the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Unfortunately, Sanwo-Olu was unable to present his speech. He hurriedly gave the closing remarks.
It was gathered that policemen later engaged the thugs in a gun battle, as people ran helter-skelter.
A reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria(NANS) said some people got robbed of their phones, money and other valuables by pickpockets.
A large number of party faithful were also reported to have trekked to their various homes due to road traffic which was caused by the chaos.
Workers with the Lagos State Ambulance Services reportedly conveyed no fewer than eight stabbed victims to a hospital.
The police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Two suspects have been arrested.”
He noted that the clash was started by Seigo, who had been declared wanted by the command.
Oti said MC Oluomo was rushed to the EKO Hospital, Ikeja, where he is recuperating.
It's almost obvious that this 2019 presidential election will experience unfair and certainly not a free election; starting with Buhari appointing his niece as the announcer of the presidential results.
In other news, the 2019 Presidential election is 38 days away, how ready are you?