Towoju calls for calm as elections draw near


The Kwara State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Olabode George Towoju, has called on political parties to be united while maintaining peace and orderliness as the general elections approach. 

Towoju made the call at a stakeholders meeting of all political parties in the State, organized by the Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency (KWASAA), held at the Ministry's conference room today. 

He said the government of the day is passionate about the security of lives and properties and he pleaded that all acts of thuggery and vandalism should be shunned.

The Commissioner said  that anyone who acts in an inappropriate manner and causes  disorderliness will be made to face the law. 

Earlier, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), ACP Aniefiok Akpan, submitted that parties should toe the line of peace and urged them to desist from taking laws into their hands, in the case of grievances. 

 "It is not uncommon for parties to try and outshine themselves. That is why we see cases of vandalism, billboards destructions and the rest. 

"The police is here to restore normalcy. Hooligans will be dealt with appropriately. All complaints should be lodged formally and we are eager to be of help," he assured. 

In his remarks, the Director General of KWASAA, Hon. Olorunishola Omotayo, appreciated all the representatives of political parties and security agencies at the meeting and added that the meeting became necessary in order to ensure a smooth process, even as the 2023 elections draw near. 

" Ours is a revenue-generating Agency that  is concerned with the monitoring and control of signboards and advertisements. 

"All structures, whether political of commercial, must be duly registered with us before they are set up. There is the need to ensure that the placement of billboards is appropriate in order to avoid accidents and other negative occurrences," he added. 

According to him, the Agency will be fair to all political parties, shunning all forms of bias and anyone caught going against the rules will be sanctioned. 

Ayobami Ashaolu,
Press Secretary,
Ministry of Communications.

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