The Lagos State chapter of the All progressive congress has faulted PDP gubernatorial candidate Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele, for visiting traffic offenders.
As reported, Jandor and his running mate paid a visit to the owners of vehicles auctioned by the Lagos state government for traffic offenses. Recall that the state government auctioned 134 vehicles impounded at the Lagos State Taskforce compound in Alausa, Ikeja for various traffic offences.
Jandor and his running mate visited two of those that had their vehicle auctioned.
In a video during the visit on Sunday, Adediran said“When you are on the wrong side of the law, yes there should be a penalty, but there shouldn’t be a penalty that will take our means of livelihood. That is what we are speaking against. So, my coming here is to see Mr Kolapo and assure him of hope.”
“As we speak, that is the law of the state, unfortunately. But the coming government, by His grace, will repeal this law to ensure that irrespective of what you have done wrong on our road, we won’t take your means of livelihood.”
“We will make sure we penalise but not to the point of taking what you use in catering for your family away from you.”
Also, in another video on Sunday, Ndukwe whose vehicle was also autioned stated that he was sentenced to three months imprisonment for driving against the traffic, and his vehicle was impounded. He further that during his jail term, he lost his three-year-old daughter and his bus was eventually auctioned after he served the jail term.
Adediran and Akindele commiserated with Ndukwe for his loss. They restated that despite their position against violation of traffic laws, the state should not take away the offenders’ means of livelihood.