Former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said there is little or no police presence in Peoples Democratic Party strongholds in Lagos.
He spoke to journalists at Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, where he voted.
He said: “The alarming issue now is the inconsistencies and lack of police presence in areas of their own boasting. They announced Monday last week that the AIG has been assigned to supervise the elections. Yesterday (Friday), we heard the CP has been relegated to an area commander and the AIG is now a Commissioner of Police in charge of the election.
“From that, you smell rats. It is not good enough for confidence building. If there is no written order, it should not be possible for anybody, no matter how highly placed, to make an oral posting of the police or the army.”
Condemning the spate of violence in the South-South geo-political zone, he said: “We have to remove violence from our politics. Election is about people and service, it is not a process of gun, war and violence. It is power by all means that is the cause of the violence and we have to remove that and allow the process to function and nurture the process of democracy, respect the rule of law and lives and property of Nigerians.
“The attempt to be governor or control states should come from the people’s sovereignty; the right of the people to choose their own leaders.”