Polls: Ambode assures of adequate security

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The governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State
has assured voters that security challenges experienced during Presidential and
National Assembly elections will not repeat itself on Saturday during
gubernatorial and House of Assembly polls.

The governor said efforts have been intensified to ensure
that everyone registered in the state by Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC for the exercise participate without any security hindrance.

The governor, who was accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Idiat
Adebule, and other cabinet members, gave the assurance after the weekly
Executive meeting at the State House Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.

He stressed that the security challenges experienced after
the just concluded election have been dealt with and efforts have been made to
ensure such does not repeat itself.

 “We were very much
aware of the incidences that occurred after the Presidential and National
assembly election in the state. We have taken proper care of that. We
understand that everyone in Lagos is same.

“The peace, harmonious relationship and security that had
existed in the state are very paramount to this government. We will ensure that
everyone that is eligible to vote perform his civic duties without intimidation,”
Ambode added.

The governor argued that the state government understand
that the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos and efforts would be made often to ensure
it sustain that status.

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“We will ensure that Saturday election is held without
hitches. We want to assure all residents of the state of their safety. Lagos is
a cosmopolitan state and it will remain like that even after the election.

“We encourage every resident that had been registered by
INEC to come out and perform their civic duties. The security agencies have
assured us that there will be adequate security in the state during and after
the poll.”

The governor however, noted that giant strides recorded in
Lagos could only be sustained when every electorate vote for the All
Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other
candidates of the party.

Adding that, “We believe in continuity in this government
and that is why we have decided to back every candidate of the party. So, we
urged everyone to support and vote every APC candidate in Lagos.”

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