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    Thursday, 2 April 2015

    Lagos guber race: CP Aderanti reads riot act to trouble makers




    The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Kayode Aderanti on Wednesday warned trouble makers to steer clear of the polling booths, during the governorship election slated to hold April 11, this year, or risk incurring the wrath of the security agents.

    Speaking during a one-day multi-stakeholders parley organized by Actionaid International in conjunction with the International Press Center in Lagos, Aderanti praised Lagosians for supporting the security agencies in ensuring that the just concluded presidential election was credible, fair and violence-free.

    Represented by Edward Egbuka, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in- charge of Area G Police Command in Ogba, the Lagos police boss however warned could-be trouble makers, who are planning and scheming to foment trouble before, during and after the forth-coming governorship election to have a change of heart.

    His words: The joint security operatives  for the 2015 elections duties have met to re-strategize its security architecture and could not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who are  hell bent in fomenting trouble in the forth-coming elections.

    The CP further assured that the federal and Lagos state government have adequately empowered the security agencies for the 2015 elections in line with the directive of Suleiman Abba; the Inspector-General of Police, the security agencies will continue to work round the clock to ensure that the elections are violence-free in the state.

    The Lagos CP further disclosed that the governorship election will be more challenging and personal, “but no form of violence and bloodbath will be allowed under any guise. Anybody caught with weapons during and after the election will be dealt with accordingly by the security agents”
    Lanre Arogundade, Director, International Press Center in his welcome address said that the purpose of the parley for the various stakeholders involved in elections in Nigeria to jaw-jaw on how best to ensure that the remaining elections are violence-free.

    He named some of the stakeholders as:  the media, civil society, security agencies, political parties, youth groups, religious bodies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) among others.

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