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Police, others tasked on protection of PVCs registrants

By Kehinde Olatunji 
30 June 2022   |   2:43 am
The call followed the plight of traders in Alaba International market, who was allegedly attacked by politically motivated thugs during their efforts to register for the PVCs.

Nigerian police (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

The police have been urged to protect citizens going for the registration of permanent voter cards  (PVCs).

      
The call followed the plight of traders in Alaba International market, who was allegedly attacked by politically motivated thugs during their efforts to register for the PVCs.
 
It was reported that the traders,  who trooped out in their numbers to participate in the continuous voter registration exercise, were attacked by sponsored thugs because of their perceived sympathy for another party.  
 
But the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR), who visited the state Commissioner of Police, Alabi Abiodun, yesterday, called for proactive action from the law enforcement agency to protect all residents of the state.
 
  
He urged them to ensure that no group of people is denied the right to exercise their civic responsibility. 
 
The governorship candidate also called the attention of the Commissioner of Police to rise a spate of defacement and outright destruction of banners belonging to opposition parties in the state.
  
He appealed to the state Police Command to caution the ruling party to avert reprisal action as no party has a monopoly on violence. 
   
In his response,  the Commissioner of Police appreciated JANDOR for the visit, assuring that the state police command will remain unbiased and apolitical.
   
He enjoined all political leaders in the state to control their followers as the law enforcement agency in the state will not allow any form of violence and political unrest.

 

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