The Lagos State chapter of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria has lashed out at those who are playing cheap and dirty politics by the decision of the Lagos State government to move some homeless, indigent citizens to their home states for rehabilitation.
The party said that no sane government would be blackmailed into allowing homeless Nigerians to continue to inflict security and environmental problems to its state just to please those that readily play lousy and retrogressive politics with issues for their selfish and ulterior interests.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Joe Igbokwe, the party said it is particularly irked by the decision of some professional chance takers and political opportunists to take advantage of the recent movement of some indigent, homeless and social miscreants to Onitsha for the purpose of re-connecting with their families when they have no tangible business in Lagos.
The party said there should be an end to opportunistic politics and cheap ethnic and tribal politics as are being played out over the issue. The party said that transporting indigent, homeless miscreants to their home states is not a new idea and not limited to Igbos.