The Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has disassociated itself from the mayhem that marred the launch of campaign rally of the party in Ikeja, Lagos.
Addressing newsmen at the APC Secretariat in Acme,the Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe, regretted that the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) members took their crises to the campaign ground of the ruling party, despite the security arrangements in place.
He said in as much members of the NURTW, like other professional bodies were recognized as members of the APC, the party does not in anyway tolerate or promote violence.
Mr Igbokwe apologised on behalf of the APC to lagosians and the media over the incident,while sympathizing with the family of Mr Afeez Ismail aka Legacy,who lost his life in the mayhem.
Mr Igbokwe commended the Nigeria Police for demonstrating high sense of professionalism by avoiding use of maximum force, which prevented an escalation of the incident and high number of casualties.
The Lagos APC spokesman further lauded the police for the manhunt of those responsible for the violence, demanding that the law should take its full course,so to exonerate the party as peace – loving.