Landlords can’t rent house to Labour Party in Lagos — Pat Utomi

A renowned political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, said that landlords in Lagos are not renting out houses to the Labour Party, LP for use as party offices.

Utomi revealed this in an exclusive interview with The Niche, an online news platform.

He said: “In Lagos State, you cannot put up a poster. If you want to rent a house, for the Labour Party, the landlord will say he doesn’t want APC people to come and burn down his house. You put up posters, they are torn within minutes.

“What kind of democracy is this? This is fascism that we are introducing into Nigeria. And I anticipated it. I wrote about it in a book that came out a couple of years ago – Why Not? It was about citizenship, state capture, creeping fascism and the criminal hijack of politics in Nigeria.

“So, you get these kinds of conditions that obviously are all targeted at stifling democracy and then you get the actors conducting themselves in manners where you see an erosion of the legitimacy of the process.”


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