Lagos 2019: Parties, Candidates sign peace pact as police promise adequate security

As part of the measures to set the tone for the 2019 elections in Lagos state, the Commissioner of Police in the state Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has promised to provide adequate security for all candidates and political parties and their candidates before, during and after the elections.

The CP who disclosed this at the Stakeholders meeting at the Officers Mess, Ikeja on Wednesday warned all political parties to desist from thuggery, do-or die politics and other conducts capable of causing a breach of peace in the state.

He lamented that political players had refused to grow and do away with thuggery during elections, adding though that Lagos state has exhibited some appreciable level of maturity.

The CP charged the political parties and their candidates to play by the rules of the game even as the latter signed the peace pact warned that anyone who goes against terms and conditions of the peace pact would not be spared.

On his part, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner in Lagos state, Sam Oyemeku promised that INEC would provide a level playing field for all candidates but cautioned them to conduct themselves in orderly manner before and during the elections.

Some of the candidates who expressed their concerns about the activities of the All Progressives Congress APC however thanked the CP for being pro-active and promised to take the peace pact seriously.

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