BreakingNews 17/7/17 - Lagos LG Polls: Group Seeks Violence-free Exercise, Deploys election monitors to 57 LGAs



[ Masterweb Reports: Olalekan Adigun reports ] - As the forthcoming elections into the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) heat up, many residents have raised concerns over the possibility of post-election violence.


It is against this backdrop that a socio-civic group, the Progressive Solidarity Forum (PSF), has said it will not fold its hands to allow "lawless elements to destrupt the peace we presently enjoy in the state."


This was made known in a statement signed by the group's state director of Information, Media, and Publicity, Mr Olalekan Adigun, today in Lagos.


The group said: "We are working with Divisional Police Stations, the DSS and other security agencies to ensure a hitch free exercise."


The statement further read: "We are also calling on Lagosians to cooperate with us and the security agencies to provide useful information on suspicious movements to the local police or other security agencies."


The Mr Adigun also writes: "We are deploying election monitors, observers and agents to all the 57 LGAs in the state to monitor the polls. All our representatives are going to be given tags and other means of identification."


The statement concluded that the group originally planned to organise a statewide Public Debate for Chairmanship candidates from all the political parties but was shelved due to litigations that greeted the outcomes of several party primaries in the state which put the group in a difficult logistic position.


Olalekan Adigun

Director of Information, Media and Publicity

Progressive Solidarity Forum (PSF)

Lagos State chapter




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