Lagos Army GOC Allegedly Fingered In March 18 Guber Poll Rigging
OpenLife Nigeria has learned that an Army General Official Commanding,GOC, in Lagos has been allegedly recruited to rig March 18 governorship poll in Lagos.
This is coming on the heels that the governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, is playing his “last card” in the closing chapter of the high-stake power-play that has embroiled Nigeria in the past six months.
In a release made available to OpenLife Sunday night by David Akin-Akinwale, Emefiele is said to be in fresh plot against Tinubu and has therefore recruited a GOC of “Victoria Island Army Command.”
Among other allegations, the statement noted that “To perfect the plot, the cooperation of the General Officer Commanding Officer (GOC) of an elite army division located on Victoria Island, who is of Igbo extraction (name withheld), is also said to have been secured by Emefiele through cash inducement. He is expected to provide “military muscle” to the “Igbo agenda” to take over Lagos. He was said to have similarly played a “spoiler role“ on February 25 by deliberately deploying troops of Igbo extraction to provide “cover” for the massive rigging in Ajah, Lekki areas in favour of LP’s Peter Obi.
The serving Major General also provided “cover” for the massive rigging reported in Amuwo-Odofin, Ojo, Alaba and Iba areas. For instance, troops at his behest reportedly “detained” the Oniba of Ibala-land in his palace literally, ostensibly to “prevent him from being able able to mobilise his people to vote Tinubu”. Troops similarly invaded the palace of Elegushi in Ikate land and openly brutalised APC supporters in viral videos. Oba Saheed Elegushi is known to be a staunch Tinubu supporter. “
However, going by OpenLife checks, the only GOC on the Lagos Victoria Island is the 81 Division headed by Major General Obinna Ajunwa .
But a message sent to the 81 Division Nigerian Army Public Relations, Major Olaniyi Osoba for clarification did not get any response as of the time of filing this report.
The Nigerian Army is currently headed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya.