The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised political parties preparing for campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections to shun reckless driving during electioneering to avoid casualties.
Mr Peter Kibo, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Ogun and Lagos State, gave the advice on Tuesday during the Third Quarter 2022 Zonal Retreat and Operators Meeting, held at the zonal headquarters, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.
The retreat was themed: “Promotion of Strategic Partnership for Innovative Road Safety Intervention in Lagos and Ogun.”
Kibo, while addressing newsmen urged the party leaders and candidates across the states to advise their drivers who would be on convoys during electioneering to drive safely.
According to him, politicians have their own ways of driving in which the commission has not relented in educating them on safe driving.
“Crashes do occur during campaigns due to reckless driving of some party drivers, that is why we are reminding, enlightening and educating them to shun attitude of recklessness during electioneering.”
“The campaigns you are doing, it is our prayers that you do it safely so that you will be able to participate, vote or be voted for during the elections.”