Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu has advised all political parties in Lagos to ensure that adequate security are put in place during the conduct of their primaries election to prevent outbreak of law and order.
The Governor gave the advice while addressing journalists at the Lagos House Alausa after a security council meeting to review its recent pronouncement on the ban of commercial motorcycle operations in six Local governments areas of the state.
According to Governor Sanwo-olu, the Police Command in Lagos is ready to provide effective and efficient security to ensure that safety of residents are not compromised during party primaries.
“We enjoin that various political parties should approach the Lagos State Police Command to give them adequate security at various venues where they are conducting their various delegate and primary elections for various positions people are vying for.
“It is purely to ensure that there are no gaps and that the security architecture of the state is not compromised in any way and our citizens can continue to live their lives and do their business without any fear or favour.” He said
Speaking on the review on the ban of commercial motorcycle operations, Governor Sanwo-olu reiterated the need for vigorous sensitization, advocacy and education in different languages to pass the message across before the enforcement date of June one.
“It is a people driven initiative that we all agreed to live and to comport ourselves in similar manner. And we know what has been the effect of this. So, I am happy that all of us, the security operatives and government are on the same page with this and we will also be going ahead with our plans.”
Governor Sanwo-olu implored all residents to cooperate with the state government and law enforcement personnel in ensuring full implementation of the ban to prevent avoidable loss of lives.
By Omolara Omosanya