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LG election: Lagos announces movement restriction on July 22

Lagos State Government has announced restriction of vehicular movement on Saturday July 22.
This is due to elections that will hold across the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement on Sunday said that the restriction of movement would be enforced between 8am and 2pm.
Ayorinde urged residents to be peaceful and orderly as they cast their votes in their respective wards for chairmen and councilors.
According to him, the restriction will allow the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the security agencies to distribute electoral materials in good time and ensure the sanctity of free and fair electoral process.
“The police and other security agencies are ready to ensure that the electioneering campaign and the voting on Saturday are conducted smoothly without public disturbance.
“Every political party, candidates and their supporters, and the general public are hereby assured of safety throughout the period of voting and collation.
“However, the government solicits the cooperation of voters and the general public by obeying the restriction order and the general electoral rules in order to ensure a peaceful conduct before, during and after the elections,” Ayorinde said.
The 12 parties that would participate are: All Progressives Congress (APC), Action Alliance (AA), Alliance for Democracy (AD), Labour Party (LP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Others are Accord Party, Kowa Party, National Action Council (NAC), People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), United Democratic Party (UDP) and United Progressive Party (UPP).

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