Elections: Lagos CP sues for peace, meets critical stakeholders


Ahead of the governorship and State House of Assemblies election slated for March 11, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has sued for peace in the state. This is as he played host to some critical stakeholders in the state on Wednesday, including rapper, Folarin Falana, more popularly known as Falz and popular skit maker, Debo Adebayo also known as Mr Macaroni.

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In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the meeting which was held at the command headquarters was convened to address security concerns within the state.

According to him, Owohunwa charged the stakeholders to eschew violence and preach peace, tolerance and rule of law to their teaming followers.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, today convened a meeting of political parties, traditional rulers, religious/youth/market leaders, media influencers and other opinion moulders at the POWA Hall of the Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos.

“The meeting which was convened to address security concerns within the state following the Presidential Election and in view of the coming Gubernatorial Election provided the opportunity for Lagosians to ventilate their concerns, point out areas of security needs and recommend strategies that would help curb any form of violence within the state.

“The Commissioner of Police reminded influential people that they have an important role in setting an example and can help ensure that peace is maintained by speaking out against any form of violence or aggression.”

Owohunwa also gave the assurance that the Command will not hesitate to protect law-abiding citizens and deal with troublemakers in accordance with the law.

Some attendees at the stakeholders meeting include Human Rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana SAN, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, Monday Ubani, who is the NBA Chairman Ikeja, the Eze Ndigbo of Alimosho, Igwe Lawrence, Eze Ndigbo of Ikeja, Eze Uche Dimgba, Alhaji Suleiman Baba, representing the Arewa Council of Chiefs, Yinka Oguntimehin, a legal practitioner and Mobolaji Olusegun, Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council.