The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe Branch, is to assign no fewer than 20 lawyers to monitor the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the association, Mr Sunday Abimbola and the Social Secretary, Mrs Funmilola Adeogun, on Thursday in Lagos, those assigned will monitor the election in Epe.
The chairman said that the monitoring would assist the state government to achieve its desired peaceful election.
Abimbola noted that Epe was one of the peaceful areas in the state.
He said that the association volunteered to monitor the elections to ensure that “the election in Epe is free and fair’’.
Abimbola said that as legal practitioners, it was their duty to ensure that both the electorate and the candidates kept to the rules and regulations guiding the election.
“We voluntarily organised and released 20 lawyers to monitor the local government elections.
“We are urging everybody to be law abiding and maintain peace, in order to allow the good work of His Excellency, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, to continue.
“Ambode has touched the lives of the people of Lagos State positively and everybody should partner with him to ensure the smooth running of the state,’’ he said.
The local government elections in Lagos state are scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 22.