There Will Be Restriction Of Movements In Lagos State On Saturday 22nd – Ambode
In a statement released on Sunday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the restriction of movement across the State will be enforced between 8am and 2pm on Saturday July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the polls and unhindered participation in the elections that will hold across the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, across Lagos State.
He explained that:
“As the election that will bring on board a new set of public officers for the next four years at the local government level, the restriction will allow the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the security agencies to distribute electoral materials in good time and ensure the sanctity of free and fair electoral process.
The police and other security agencies are ready to ensure that the electioneering campaign and the voting on Saturday are conducted smoothly without public disturbance. Every political party, candidates and their supporters and the general public are hereby assured of safety throughout the period of voting and collation.
However, the government solicits the cooperation of voters and the general public by obeying the restriction order and the general electoral rules in order to ensure a peaceful conduct before, during and after the elections.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode urges Lagosians to perform their civic obligations by trooping out with their Permanent Voters Card, PVC, to once again demonstrate their belief in the tenets of participatory democracy and the importance of development at the local government level.”