Abiodun Alabi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, charged political parties on
Tuesday to avoid electoral violence by following the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 in the upcoming general election.
Alabi made the remarks at a “Stakeholders Meeting on Election Security” hosted by the Lagos State Police Command in the state’s Ikeja district.
The gathering of stakeholders included state security agents’ leaders, members from
political parties, officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission, and
police, among others.
Alabi emphasized that people’s trust in the worth of their vote was primarily dependent on the security and stability of the infrastructure that enabled the country’s elections.
Political violence, hate speech, threats, political intolerance, misinformation, and political extremism, according to the CP, are all serious challenges to democracy and national security.