- The Plateau state government says elections will take place in 13 of the 17 local government areas of the state
- Richard Tokma, the acting secretary to the state government, advises voters to exercise their franchise and to avoid anything that would disrupt the peace in the state
The Plateau state government has declared Wednesday, October 10, 2018, a work-free day to enable residents to vote in the local government elections.
A statement by Richard Tokma, acting secretary to the state government, said that the elections would hold in 13 of the 17 local governments, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He advised voters to exercise their franchise and do so peacefully, so as to avoid anything that would disrupt the peace in the state.
In another report, the Lagos state police command has said it arrested 84 persons allegedly involved in violence during the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen that the timely arrest of the hoodlums at various spots saved the state from what he described as destructive violence.
The commissioner said: “I want to use this opportunity to thank Lagosians for conducting themselves peacefully during and after the recently concluded APC primaries which by all security indices was hugely successful.
In a similar development, 16 suspected hoodlums were arrested for damaging cars and looting shops at Ijora-Badia area of Lagos.
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