Labour party governorship candidate in Lagos State Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has opened up on alleged assassination attempts at him saying that the latest incident happened in Epe on Saturday, March 11.
Rhodes-Vivour in an interview on Arise News Television on Sunday morning said the DSS operatives and policemen in his campaign trail prevented bloodletting at the occasion.
‘’There have been lots of threats. We have gotten a lot of intel about potential assassination attempts on my life. Yes it happened in Epe. We had Honorable Wale Oluwo with us and we also hand Honorable Najid of the PDP working with us and they were also shot at in Epe yesterday.
“There was a lot of anger amongst the APC youths that were there because these peopke were wearing greater rising T-shirts so we are not speculating, they were APC.
“The idea is we need to move away from this agberocracy that Lagos state has come to be defined as where it is about violence and vitroil and anger and suppression and intimidation . If you do your job, you shouldn’t have to intimidate people,” Rhodes-Vivour said in confirmation of alleged assassination attempts on his life.
Giving more details on how the Saturday incident occurred, he said:
‘’As our convoy was moving, a lot of young men came out and tried to block the road and we couldn’t go in. We had a lot of force with us in terms of the police and it was very important that we did not show any force because what will then happen as they are trying to propangadize a Gbadebo to a Chinedu, they will now say I came in there and I tried to take over Epe and I am using guns. We had the police go in there and try to allay everything. The DSS was also very helpful in trying to neutralize the situation. They did shoot at us and they did try to intimidate us”