The Lagos State Government has announced the restriction of vehicular movement on July 22, 2017, for the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas elections in the state.
The announcement was made in a press release given on Sunday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde.
The Commissioner urged residents “to be peaceful and orderly on Saturday to cast their votes in their respective wards for Chairmen and councilors who are expected to drive development at the third tier of government.”
He said that 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.
He also asked Lagosians to perform their civic duties by going out to cast their votes for with their Permanent Voters Card.
“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.”
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