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Demolition: Consider Hardship, Put Human Face To Your Action – Peter Obi Tells Sanwo-Olu

The demolition exercise in Lagos began soon after the conduct of the elections which was immediately…

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Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has appealed to the Lagos State government and others demolishing properties across the country to put an end to it as Nigerians are already experiencing extra-hardship.

VerseNews reports that Obi in a tweet on X platform reminded the state government that there is extreme poverty in the land which has confined many Nigerians to a multidimensional poverty level.

He noted that governments should look for ways to alleviate the suffering of the people instead of subjecting them to another round of hardship.

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He wrote: The poor in our midst who are putting their meager resources are going through very severe financial stress that should not be multiplied further. In some cases, the properties being demolished are the life time savings and retirement abodes of the aged and incapacitated.”

“My appeal therefore is for the respective governments involved in this act to consider the hardship in the country and try and put a human face to their actions. While we should enforce sensible regulations, all actions of government must show compassion. -PO”

VerseNews understands that there have been demolition exercises in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory, Ogun State among others which have caused tension and ignited discussion on whether such demolitions are ethnically targeted.

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In Lagos especially, discussion on social media has focused on the number of properties owned by southeasterners that the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu has demolished.

He has been accused of carrying out vendetta over the conduct of the 2023 presidential and governorship elections in which the All Progressives Congress, APC, lost the presidential election to Obi’s Labour Party and narrowly won the governorship election.

The demolition exercise in Lagos began soon after the conduct of the elections which was immediately seen within the prism of ethnicity.

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