Election: “There’s no need for violence” – Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says there is no need for violence in the aftermath of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly election in the state.

Sanwo-Olu said this in a series of tweets on Monday.

He said his administration got reports of friction in some parts of the state on Monday morning but normalcy has been restored.

Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial election in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour earlier today drew attention to alleged attacks on some supporters of the party for exercising their voting rights.

He called on the Commissioner of Police and heads of other security agencies in the state to arrest the situation and prevent the intimidation and harassment of the party’s supporters.

In his statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “Well done Lagos for coming out to vote on Saturday. We got reports of friction in parts of Lagos this morning but all is calm now.

“There is no need for violence, as it is not part of our culture. I urge all Lagosians to go about their businesses without any fear of harassment.

“I have been your Governor for almost four years, promoting harmony and friendship across ethnic and religious lines without any form of discrimination whatsoever. Let us remain calm. All will be well. We are a peaceful people and so we shall remain.”

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