A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, has denied involvement in the violence which erupted at the governorship rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State. The police in Lagos have declared Seigo wanted in connection with the APC rally violence which reportedly claimed three lives at Ikeja on Tuesday. Three journalists also sustained gunshot injuries at the rally.But Seigo, who has since gone into hiding, wondered why police could declare him wanted without proper investigations of the actions which led to the violence at rally.
The union leader, who spoke with journalists yesterday, denied being the person who masterminded the violent attack. Seigo said he was at the campaign ground with other members of the union to drum support for the APC gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, but was surprised when the fight broke out.
He, however, said that going by the faces of the people behind the attack on Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, the violence might not be unconnected with intractable leadership tussle within the two factions of the union in the state. He, therefore, called on the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, to remain impartial in the matter, just as he charged him to handle the investigation with utmost professionalism so that justice can be done in the matter. He said: “I don’t have anything to do with the clash at the rally. I went there like any other member of the union to show solidarity and give support to the governorship candidate. Police should investigate the matter properly before coming to conclusion. I was not involved in the clash.”