The Lagos State Government has announced the restriction of movement in the state as it goes to the polls for the local government elections billed for this weekend. 

Speaking on the forthcoming local government elections, the Information and Strategy Commissioner, Gbenga Omotosho on Thursday, said movement will be restricted on Saturday in the country’s commercial centre, July 24th between 08:00 am and 03:00 pm.

The commissioner further explained that the restriction of movement is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councilors in all the 57 Local governments and Local Council Development areas, urging residents of the state to participate in the polls.

“The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, election materials, and LASIEC officials for the sanctity of the election, effective monitoring, and enhanced security”, he added.

Net/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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