By Dapo Akinrefon

Chairman of Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State, Pastor Bioudun Popoola has called on the Lagos State Independent  Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to provide adequate security for Saturday’s local government election.

Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Popoola lamented the poor preparedness of security agencies at the LASIEC office alleging that he was molested by some hoodlums, believed to be political thugs, while he was on a visit to the commission’s office.

He said while being molested there was no security presence, noting that this gave the hoodlums a free day to carry out their nefarious activities.

The LP chairman called on the Lagos State government to beef up security for Saturday’s election, to ensure safety of lives and property.

He explained that his party, though in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not interested in the  internal wrangling of the PDP.  He said: “As we go into this election, we should be mindful of our action and inaction. The people must matter and we must ensure that lives and property are secured during and after the election.

“I am urging the security agencies to curb the criminality associated with election. I do not want to mention name, another chairman from another party had to run for his dear life when we were molested at the LASIEC premises on Thursday.

“The success of the council polls depends on the security arrangement put in place. Government should deploy its state apparatus to ensure that LASIEC discharge its duty effectively and without bias,” he said.



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