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We'll ensure tight security, before, during and after the LG elections - Owoseni
We'll ensure tight security, before, during and after the LG elections - Owoseni

The Lagos Police Command says it will synergise with other security agencies to ensure violence-free Local Government elections in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said this during the visit of the Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Ayotunde Phillips, to the State Police Command on Wednesday in Ikeja.

“We will also ensure that the obligations placed on security agencies with regards to security, before, during and after the elections will be rendered in the state.

“Security agencies in the state will within the ambit of the law ensure a rancour-free society as we will provide adequate protection of lives and property,” said Owoseni

He urged the media to educate voters to shun violence during elections.

The Chairman of LASIEC, Ayotunde Phillips, said that they visited the command to solicit support for the elections scheduled for July 22.

“We are here to solicit support for the upcoming local government polls as regards the security aspect and to know measures put in place.

“The police had on their part also pledged support as always and the Commissioner of Police had said that even if we did not ask, he would render support.

“The Commissioner of Police had told us the grievances of the political party executives which he met on Tuesday and we have promised to look into them when we get back.

“We will be visiting other security agencies as we are committed to conducting a free and fair election.

“We have done several stakeholders meetings and we will be having more of these meetings,” she said.

 

May 11, 2017

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