The Labour Party, (LP) has condemned the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government over the closure of Ladipo and Oyingbo markets in the state due to claims of indiscriminate waste disposal by traders.
Naija News reports that Lagos State Government had recently announced that it will be shutting down both Ladipo and Oyingbo markets in the state indefinitely by Thursday 22nd September 2022 due to claims of indiscriminate waste disposal by traders.
According to the state government, the traders were guilty of reckless waste dumping, non-payment for waste services, and general poor waste management.
Reacting to the development, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi, in a statement on Monday night, accused the All Progressives Congress-led government of being an “intolerant and highly crude government”, adding that “being completely dictatorial, Hitlerite and recklessly very undemocratic is what it is now being known” of the government.
He further expressed shock at the development and frown at the excuse, describing it as “deceptive” and accusing the government of being intolerant, discriminatory and oppressive.
He also quoted the Nigerian constitution, which guarantees every citizen the freedom to live and work in any part of the country, warning that people’s rebellion are born by oppressive and wicked Governance.
While calling on the security agencies to act, the party added that it “entirely and absolutely condemns this act that points in the direction of babaric and dangerously primitive politics of the APC all over the country.”
The statement reads partly; “Closing Ladipo and Oyingbo markets in Lagos indefinitely , two predominantly major centers of Igbos businesses with a view to ruin their businesses because they are confessed and very unrepentant loyal supporters of LP in Lagos is intolerant, callous, insensitive, repressive, a direct discriminatory and oppressive act by the Lagos APC Government.
“Of course, Lagos is not unaware that her own Citizens also work and live in other States in the Country. Must Lagos Government be this given to evil against fellow Nigerians?
“The Constitution of Nigeria guarantees every citizen the freedom to live and work in any part of the country.
“It is a Constitutional duty binding on the Lagos Government to guarantee all Citizens the fundamental human rights. But again, revolutions, social insecurity and people’s rebellion are born by oppressive and wicked Governance.”