The Lagos State Government has announced an extension on the restriction on vehicular movement around the state on July 22 for the Local Government elections.
The government has said that the restriction will now be enforced between 7 am and 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation.
The statement was issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy of Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde.
The commissioner, in the statement, also reiterated the call for peaceful and orderly conduct by the voters.
He promised that the Lagos State Government and security agencies will ensure a free and fair election and the safety of electoral officials and voters.
He said the police and other security agencies have been maintaining law and order since the commencement of campaign by political parties. They are poised to ensure that the voting on Saturday is conducted smoothly without public disturbance,” he said.
He added that all political parties, candidates and their supporters as well as the general public are assured of safety throughout the period of voting and collation.
The Commissioner also thanked Lagosians for always being peace-loving, while urging them to perform their civic obligation by trooping out with their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) “to show their commitment to participatory democracy and the importance of development at the local government level.