Lagos To Restrict Movement On Saturday Over LG Election
Come Saturday July 22 Lagos will be on lock down.
Residents of the city will be electing their leaders at the local council level.
As a result, the Lagos State Government has announced that movement of vehicles will be restricted.
The elections will hold across the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, in a statement on Sunday said that the restriction of movement would be enforced between 8am and 2pm.
He said the decision is to allow for a smooth conduct of the polls and unhindered participation.
Ayorinde urged residents to be peaceful and orderly on Saturday as they cast their votes in their respective wards for chairmen and councilors who are expected to drive development at the third tier of government.
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.