LG Polls: Lagos Police Warns against Violence at Party’s Mock Primaries

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Tuesday ,May 9 2017 urged members of political parties to shun violence ahead of July 22 LG polls.

The Commissioner, made the appeal during a short meeting with the state chairmen and secretaries of the parties at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja

He said the meeting was called as a result of fracas which occurred in Surulere during mock primaries of a political party which claimed the life of a victim.

The Police Commissioner said it was also for proper interaction between the political parties and the police, to be able to nip in the bud any untoward incident.

“The incident that happened last week is a pointer that political activities in Lagos are no longer cordial as they used to be. This is Lagos where everyone has taken each other as brothers. I’m surprised to see an incident where someone had to lose his life. I see no reason why political activities should lead to the death of one. I thought we had gone beyond do or die politics” he said.

Mr Olubolaji Osinowo, State Secretary, Labor Party (LP), expressed the hope that the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) would be fair to all parties, to avoid any form of violence.

Also, the State Vice Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Funsho Ologunde, urged the electoral body to provide adequate forms to enable everyone who had aspiration to obtain them.

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