Ahead of the March 11 governorship election, Tope AbdurRazaq Balogun, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Lagos, has presented his party’s security model to people of the state using the REBIRTH Agenda to combat citizens’ peculiarities.
According to the Epe-born youthful politician, his party’s idea will promote right to life in the state.
The NHRC’s town hall meeting was put together to know the plans and commitment of the Lagos governorship candidates to protecting and advancing the rights of the citizen of the state considering the increasing cases of rights violations in the state.
“In security, when you don’t spend much on what you want to protect, then you don’t value the thing you are protecting,” Balogun said.
“In security, we were told that the value of what you want to secure must be lesser than the amount you are going to be spending on bringing up security.
“The person that is going to attack you will have to consider what he is going to spend to steal what is of lesser value. So, it will discourage him.”
He added: “When you know almost everybody can be a whistle-blower, and surveillances like gadgets are all over, and we are providing support to the Nigerian police. So they know the only thing they (police officers) are coming to do is to effect arrest before you are able to gather yourself together. And with this, we mitigate clandestine activities.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor), and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party shunned the NHRC’s town-hall meeting.
Apart from Balogun, the candidates of the National Rescue Movement, Akinwunmi Braithwaite; African Democratic Congress (ADC), Funso Doherty; African Action Congress (AAC), Akeem Olayiwola; were in attendance.