July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

Police Assure Residents Of Peaceful Elections In Lagos, Ogun

Outgone Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Abiodun Alabi, yesterday assured residents of Lagos and Ogun states that they would exercise their civic right in an atmosphere of peace and security during the forthcoming general election.

He spoke against the backdrop of viral voice notes of alleged threats to non- indigenes to vote for a particular political party or they would be visited by violence.

Alabi, who was redeployed as acting Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone II comprising Lagos and Ogun states, said the police would continue to deal with those who believed they could make the states ungovernable.

He said security operatives had continuously mopped up firearms and arrested miscreants and cultists, adding that he would ensure they did not relent in their efforts to keep troublemakers at bay.

Alabi said: “Some of them had done it before and they had it rough with us. We won’t tolerate any act of lawlessness and with the support of my CPs, the election will go peacefully. Nobody can take us for granted.

“Let me assure you that everybody is safe and secure in Lagos whether you are an indigene or a non-indigene. We have been protecting all residents and will continue to do so without discrimination because it is our responsibility.

“Very soon, I will be meeting with my CPs (Lagos and Ogun) in my office at Zone II to discuss specific plans towards the general election.

“Definitely Lagos State CP is going to find it very easy because we have already done a template, which he is going to build on. By the time I see the templates built by them; I will know whether to make an input. We are going to do that and it’s going to be a collective work.

“For the forthcoming elections, we have reached an advanced stage in our election security preparations under the aegis of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), headed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and having the police and other security agencies on board. “

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