Sanwo – Olu Cautions Traditional Institutions Ahead Of Guber, Assembly Elections

Wale Jagun

Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu, Governor, Lagos State

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday issued a warning to traditional institutions not to infringe on the fundamental rights of citizens with their customary rites, particularly in the wake of state elections.

Sanwo-Olu also assured Lagosians of peaceful elections tomorrow, telling residents that there is no need for fear.

The governor’s message was contained in a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso.

“Following the recent announcement of some customary rites by traditional rulers, the Government wishes to assure ALL residents of the security of lives and property in the State”.

“Whilst the State Government reiterates the Freedom of Religion, it also cautions Traditional Institutions holding these Customary Rites to ensure the activities do not infringe on the fundamental rights of citizens, who are not of this faith, especially during the elections.

“Residents are advised to go about their civic duties as the State Government has called on all security personnel to guarantee the peace and safety of lives and property before, during and after elections.

“Anybody planning to foment trouble will have the law to contend with. Our State is peaceful and it will remain so”.

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