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Independence: Lagos Speaker seek prayers for peaceful elections

Independence: Lagos Speaker seek prayers for peaceful elections

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Sesan Olufowobi

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has called on Nigerians to pray for a peaceful general elections in 2019.

Obasa also warned against actions and utterances that could negatively affect the peaceful co-existence of residents of the country.

The Speaker said this in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak, on the celebration of the country’s 58th independence anniversary.

He said, “It is a very crucial period in Nigeria and as we move towards the 2019 general elections; I want to call on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace to reign before, during and after the elections.

“We must also eschew violence; avoid actions and utterances that can breach public peace. We must promote measures and programmes that will enhance the unity of this country.

“As parents and citizens, we must be vigilant and be watchful of the friends our children and wards associate with. We must be vigilant of events in our environment and make sure we report suspicious characters and groups to security agencies in order to nip crimes in the bud.

“As youths, we should not allow ourselves to be used as agents of violence. We should not give in to unscrupulous elements in the society who will want to take advantage of our vulnerability to cause mayhem and disturb public peace.”

He stated that the All Progressives Congress administration at all levels was not unaware of the challenges facing the country, assuring Nigerians that the government would not relent in putting in place measures and programmes that would enhance welfare and improve standard of living.

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