Ahead of the Local Government Council election coming up across the state this Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has advised its members to cooperate with the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a peaceful election.
The state chairman of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, gave this advice during an emergency meeting at the secretariat yesterday, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He urged members to report to the police if they notice anything that could lead to a breakdown of law and order.
Agbede also advised the members to perform their civic duty at the poll.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government through the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, Mr Steven Ayorinde has announced the expansion of restriction hours given last Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm to between 7:00am and 3:00pm to allow for a smooth conduct of the local Government elections
The commissioner explained that the restriction of movement would allow the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the security agencies to distribute electoral materials in good time and ensure a seamless electoral process
He also urged residents to be peaceful and orderly in casting their votes in their respective wards.