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Oro rites: Sanwo-Olu cautions traditionalists ahead gov, assembly polls

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned traditional institutions ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, released a statement that said this in response to news that some traditional leaders had set Oro rites in their towns for Saturday.

In response, the governor urged the traditionalists to respect the rights of people who do not share their religious beliefs.

"Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised Lagosians that tomorrow's polls will be peaceful," said the statement. Fear is not warranted.

The government wants to reassure all people that lives and property are secure in the state in light of recent announcements by traditional leaders regarding specific customary practices.

People are reminded to carry out their civic responsibilities as the state government has asked all security officers to ensure the protection of people and property before, during, and after elections.

While the state government affirms the right to freedom of religion, it also issues a warning to traditional institutions hosting these customary ceremonies to make sure the events don't violate the fundamental rights of non-religious individuals, particularly around election times.

The law will be a problem for anyone who plans to cause unrest. We intend for our state to continue to be peaceful.

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Gbenga Omotoso House Lagos State Lagosians Sanwo-Olu


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