Mohammed ,the Son of Late Gani Fawhinmmi has apologized to Mr Kayode Opeifa ,Lagos State Commissioner for transport over the attack on him at Jabita Hotel Lagos.In a statement today,Mohammed described the attack as ugly and unfortunate
“It is highly regrettable that the ugly incident that happened at Jabita Hotel, Ikeja occurred. This is most unfortunate. The late Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAM, SAN fought for the masses of this great country until his death on September 5, 2009. He was an advocate of the people who adopted the non- violent stance of attack on various governments, but used the instrumentality of the law to make his point.
“I was reliably informed of the violent attack meted out to Comrade Kayode Opeifa the incumbent Commissioner for Transport of Lagos State who was a close associate of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAM, SAN, Late Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti, and Late Mr. Chima Ubani. It is disgusting to know that the incident was recorded and posted on Youtube.
He said “On behalf of the Gani Fawehinmi Family, I tender an unreserved apology to Mr. Kayode Opeifa who was violently attacked with sachets of pure water. This act was crude and uncouth, and the perpetrators of this act acted on their own volition and without
the knowledge of the Gani Fawehinmi family.
“September 5 will always serve as a memorable day in remembrance of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and in as much as we strive to correct the mistakes of government whether at state or federal level, VIOLENCE WILL NOT SERVE AS ONE OF THE OPTIONS THAT WOULD BE ADOPTED.
“I commend Mr. Kayode Opeifa’s sense of maturity and discipline for leaving the premises of Jabita Hotel in order not to escalate the mishap that occurred. We the members of the Gani Fawehinmi Family condemn this act in the strictest terms and would ensure in future that such a disgraceful incident never occurs.