UNBELIEVABLE: PDP Paid Us N.3m To Stone Buhari - Lagos Area Boys Confess

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Some street urchins in Idumagbo area of

Lagos Island have alleged that they were paid

the sum of 300,000 to pelt All Progressives

Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Gen

Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the

Oba of Lagos on Friday.

Peoples Daily investigation reveals that some

agents of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,

met with some touts who dominate Ita Iga

and Idumagbo area to carry out out the act.

Idumagbo, Adeniji Adele, Oyebanji, and

other volatile spots on the Island popularly

called Isale- Eko are notorious for local touts,

usually called Area Boys, move in groups to

control various ‘junctions’.

Our correspondent gathered that various

gangs were paid to scuttle General Buhari’s

visit to the area.

Isale Eko is the political base of former

Minister of State for Defense and PDP

chieftain, Senator Musliu Obanikoro.

At Idumagbo Avenue, leader of a gang who

refused to tell our correspondent his name

said that he was contacted and paid for the

‘deal’.

“We were paid to disrupt the visit, the

PDP people met with us on Wednesday

night and promised us a N700,000 to

stone Buhari and Asiwaju whenever

they visit the Oba’s palace in Idumagbo.

They gave us 300,000 advance here on

Thursday and we shared it because it’s

part of our national cake,” he said

“At first we gathered at ona owa, entrance to

the palace before we were dispersed by

security agents attached to the APC convoy

who came in a white luxurious bus.

“We latter moved to Transformer

Junction and Isogari Idumagbo but it

was obviously impossible to carry out

the action, so we left for stadium

where Kwam1 was performing,” he said.

Asked if he informed the said PDP agents that

he was unsuccessful in accomplishing the

task, he said he refused to pick calls of the

PDP agents.

“I said I went to dance Kwam1 how will

I pick his call, they are all thieves, if

someone gives you money to stone

anyone in government take it, they are

the same anywhere any day.”

Another gang leader in Sari Igunmu who also

pleaded anonymity alleged that, “Obanikoro

is popular here but we are not enjoying his

largesse like APC chieftains in the community.

“I was informed of the deal but was not

available and did not witness it; it’s not

impossible because ‘boys’ are not

happy, we are just seeing posters

everywhere no money, so I can’t blame

them, you should also know that this is

Koro’s territory, so don’t be surprised if

they are doing PDP, but all ‘boys’ here

are not interested in party; they are

looking for what to eat”

Earlier, Senator Obanikoro had stuck to his

guns that Gen Buhari was indeed stoned in

Lagos while making his way to the APC

Lagos presidential rally on Friday.

He said in a statement signed by his media

aide Ohimai Amaize that “based on

eyewitness accounts, he is aware of

the stoning incident at Idumagbo area

of Isale-Eko, Lagos State and the fact

that a woman was injured in the

ensuing fracas after General Buhari’s

security detail had to shoot into the air

to dispel the irate mob.”

Obanikoro had condemned the alleged

stoning of General Buhari in Lagos, calling on

Lagosians to eschew violence.

“The stoning of APC Presidential

candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari

today in Lagos is utterly condemnable.

The 2015 presidential polls must be

about issues and sportsmanship

moderated with every sense of

decency and civility”, he said.

Senator Obanikoro noted that the APC’s

denial of Buhari’s stoning in Lagos was not

only pointless and futile but also does not

give the APC any advantage.

“When things go wrong, we must

acknowledge and condemn it in order to

forestall any future occurrences.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has

denied the concocted story by former

Minister of State for Defence that the party’s

presidential candidate, Gen.Buhari, was pelted

with stones during the party’s rally in Lagos,

saying a lie has never worn a bolder face.

APC in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday

by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai

Mohammed said Gen. Buhari and other top

leaders of the APC rode in a open bus from

the Palace of the Oba of Lagos to the Teslim

Balogun Stadium venue of the rally, to great

cheers from Lagosians who lined the route.

‘’Not once was he pelted with stone

during the almost two-hour ride. It is

obvious that those who were paid by

Mr. Obanikoro to stone the General

failed to deliver. We therefore urge him

to seek a refund of whatever money he

paid to his hired hands to pelt Gen.

Buhari with stones,’’ it said.


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