Eleven political parties have urged voters to come out and vote en masse, without any form of intimidation, for the candidate of their choice.
According to the representatives of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mega Progressive Peoples party (MPPP), Unite Democratic Party (UDP), KOWA and others, overwhelming participation and the period of peace during and after the election was paramount and healthy for the state, in particular, and Nigeria in general.
At a press conference, on Tuesday, in Lagos, and under the auspices of Lagos Rescue Coalition, an initiative of gubernatorial candidates and party leaders, tagged: “Lagos for All, All for Lagos”, the eleven political parties, excluding All People Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), resolved to champion the cause of democracy, devoid of intimidation and coercion.
The National Chairman of MPPP, OludareFalade, stressed that democracy was a matter of choice and no voter should be coerced to vote a particular candidate for any selfish interest. He added that the essence of democracy was to allow the will of the people to prevail, stating that any contrary doctrine paraded by anybody was tantamount to tyranny.
The gubernatorial candidate of KOWA party in Lagos, Mr. Oloye Victor Adeniyi, said the five governorship aspirants that were present at the meeting and others had a mutual understanding to work together and ensure that this weekend’s election was free, fair and peaceful in the state.