- Commissioner of police in Lagos state, Zubair Muazu, wants the residents to come out and vote in the rescheduled election
- Muazu says the police command is in collaboration with other sister agencies to ensure peace during the elections
- The state police command releases phone numbers to members of the public should there be emergencies
The commissioner in charge of the Lagos police command, Zubair Muazu, has pleaded with residents of the state who are eligible to vote to come out en masse and perform their responsibility in peace and harmony.
Nigerians will be going to the polls on Saturday, February 23 in an election that President Muhammadu Buhari battling against Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and many other candidates.
Nigerians will also be voting for the candidates of the National Assembly during the election.
“The CP restates that the command, as part of its commitment to a peaceful conduct of the polls, has adequately deployed men and officers to different parts of the state.
“He assures Lagosians that the command in collaboration with other sister agencies has put in place all the necessary security measures to ensure that the exercise is free, fair and credible.
“The CP says eligible voters have no cause to entertain fear or feel intimidated in performing their civic duty, urging them to conduct themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner.
“He appeals to the residents to promptly report any distress that can hinder the smooth running of the exercise to the command through the following emergency lines:
Control 1: 08127155132 and 07035068242
Control 2: 08127155150 and 08065154338
Control 3: 08127155071 and 08063299264
“He warns violence-minded people to steer clear from engaging in acts capable of truncating the election, noting that whoever is caught will face the full weight of the law,” a statement by CSP Chike Oti, the police public relations officer for the state, said.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the acting inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, said the police is working with other security agencies to ensure maximum security during the 2019 elections.
Adamu made the comment while addressing a cross section of the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in Nigeria for the elections, in Abuja, the nations' capital.
It was gathered that the police boss said that he would ensure ballot box snatchers and other criminal elements who may attempt to scuttle the polls are arrested and prosecuted according to the law.
He said the force had taken measures to protect voters, officials as well as election observers during the polls and warned trouble makers to rethink or be made to face the consequences of their actions.