The Lagos State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned traditional institutions ahead of governorship and house of assembly elections.
Sanwo-Olu gave this warning in a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, following news that some traditional rulers had scheduled Oro rites in their communities for Saturday.
The Lagos State Governor charged the traditionalists to respect the rights of citizens who are not of their faith.
The statement read, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagosians of peaceful elections tomorrow. There is no need for fear.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Anybody planning to foment trouble will have the law to contend with. Our state is peaceful and it will remain so.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Enioluwa Adeniyi