Election: Process violence free in Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday that there was no violence in the state’s governorship and house of assembly elections.
Sanwo-Olu, who is running for reelection, made the remarks shortly after voting at Eiyekole Polling Unit, Ward RA 15, in Lagos Island Local Government Area.
Sanwo-Olu arrived at the polling station with his wife, Mrs Ibijoke, at 10.13 a.m., completed his accreditation, and voted at 10.18 a.m.
He told reporters after the exercise that the election process should be free of violence and urged everyone to keep the peace.
The governor praised INEC officials for their punctuality and voters for their large and impressive turnout, as well as their peaceful conduct during the elections.
He also urged more people to participate and cast their votes, without any fear of intimidation.
The governor urged all to continue to preach and to advocate for everyone to have the right to be able to express themselves freely, fairly and transparently.
According to him, election is a time for all to see and to understand that the process is not meant to be a process of violence.
“Election that leads to a democratic process is the best form of a validation of what true democracy should be about. So I want to reiterate again, this contest is about peace, is about progress, is about prosperity for our state, and our country at large.
“I am indeed happy driving here this morning that everywhere in the city looks calm. But there are a few disturbing videos that we have also seen where some parties are doing one or two things, which is not verifiable, so I’m not going to talk about it.
”Truly, really, it is just to say that I’m excited and I’m happy to be here and I want to ask that all of our voters, all of our citizens should remain vigilant. If you see anything, say something.
”Let’s come out and exercise our rights freely, devoid of any form of acrimony or any form of protest or any form of intimidation. That is not acceptable as a government,” he said.