Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Save Lagos Group raises alarm over planned rally for Tinubu •Set to organise counter rally

By News Express on 10/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,315

An organisation, the Save Lagos Group has raised the alarm over a rally by some faceless persons being planned for the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Convener, Comrade Adeniyi A. Sulaiman, and Director, Media and Strategy, Comrade Olaolu Oladipo, the Save Lagos Group alleged that the state government has earmarked a huge amount of public funds for the rally.

In the statement, the Group also called on the state government to come out clean on its role in the rally slated to hold in Lagos on Saturday, saying “Information available to us indicates the state government has committed a huge amount of money for the rally.”

The civil  society group also queried the rationale behind the rally, which it stated was not being done for the benefit of the masses of the state but rather to satisfy the ego of some prominent leaders of the ruling APC.

According to the statement, “We wonder what benefit would accrue to the people of the state from Saturday’s rally rather than the fact that it was organised to massage the ego of prominent leaders of the APC.

“What is even more confounding to us is the fact that the money or resources to be deployed would be coming from the pool of taxes paid by the people of the state who would have loved to see such resources utilised for developmental purposes rather than what it is being planned for by the state government.”

The Save Lagos Group has further called on the state government to desist from such attempt to fritter the state’s resources on the rally, which it describes as frivolous and self-serving, saying should the planners of the event go ahead with the rally it would organise its own counter rally.

“We of the Save Lagos Group are calling on the state government and the planners of the event to stop the rally, failure to do so would compel us to organise a counter rally to demonstrate that the motive of the organisers is far from being very altruistic,” the statement reads.

On its next moves should the rally go ahead, the Group also vowed to organise a counter rally of over five million residents to protest what it described as an assault to the collective wellbeing of the people of the state.

“We will be compelled to call on residents of the state to a mass protest against attempt to loot their treasury by self serving politicians who don’t mean well for them and who are out to rob them of their collective development,” it read.

•Photo shows Senator Bola Tinubu.

Source News Express

Posted 10/11/2016 10:01:54 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Christian Democratic Movement urges churches to teach Christian...

Nyanya bombing: Allah will disgrace the perpetrators —JNI...

Federation Cup Final: Go for victory, Obiano charges...

Obasanjo scores EFCC low, says it’s becoming a...

12 hunters honoured for gallant fight against Boko...

Uduaghan tasks traditional rulers on voter education

Kenyan opposition boycotts pro-government companies

Ogoni violence: Arrest and prosecute Senator Abe, others...

JAMB extends UTME registration

IGP laments prevalence of armed robbery, kidnapping and...

3 injured as fire razes popular biscuit company...

I won 2015 Rivers guber election, Wike insists...


Latest News UNREC chiefs, Dambazau and false illicit small arms figures BREAKING: Amaju Pinnick floors challengers, re-elected NFF President IPOB bans Ohanaeze from speaking for Igbo as crisis deepens 1,000 contractors jostle for Nigerian Railway Corporation’s projects Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon Raped 7-year-old girl in critical condition Buhari’s re-election bid splits ex-militant leaders Turaki, a viable and credible presidential material, says Taraba Governor Osun Governorship Polls: Politicians already sharing money, gifts in 12 LGs, says TMG •Deploys 300 observers Flood Disaster: Osinbajo directs building of resettlement sites for affected communities, commends Niger State Govt’s proactive response Lagos Guber: Ex-Kebbi Governor, Aliero, writes Tinubu, pleads for Ambode Umahi sacks aide for absconding from duty


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (394,777 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (375,885 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,424 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (249,952 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,473 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,254 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,403 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,028 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,122 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,026 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,713 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,557 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,610) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (931) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (546) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,412) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (38,990) Opinion (1,106) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,647) Religion (867) Sports (1,695) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera