Chairman of the Lagos state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Philip Aivoji, has been kidnapped along Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday while returning from a stakeholders’ meeting in Oyo state.
This was confirmed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Hakeem Amode.
Meanwhile, the party had called on the security agencies and government authorities at all levels to intervene promptly and secure the release of Aivoji.
Lagos PDP, in a statement issued by Amode on Friday, said “Aivoji was abducted on Thursday, January 25, 2024, around 6 pm on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while returning from a stakeholders meeting in Oyo State convened by Governors Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke.
“It is disheartening that kidnapping has become a prevalent issue in our country, and the government’s inability to address this menace is deeply concerning.
“The abduction of Aivoji underscores the pressing need for decisive actions from the government and stakeholders to eradicate this menace. Aivoji’s abduction was a violent incident, and his current whereabouts or any communication from the abductors remain unknown.
“We implore the governments of Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos States, alongside security agencies, to expedite efforts and secure his safe return to his family and well-wishers.
“We firmly believe that, with increased efforts from security agencies, Aivoji can be rescued from these criminals, and we call on the public to support initiatives aimed at ending this threat to innocent lives”.