The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has called on Osun residents to troop out en-masse on Saturday, March 18, to cast their votes at the state elections, reassuring them of maximum security.
Speaking after the second State Security Council meeting today, March 16, in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, according to statement by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, the Governor said that the service commanders have concluded arrangements to secure lives and properties, warning hoodlums and political thugs to stay away from the state.
“Let me use this opportunity to warn agents of political violence to stay away from Osun State. Our security arrangements are water tight and there will be no hidden place for those plotting to disrupt the peace of the state.
“I have issued directive to the security chiefs to clamp down on anybody scheming to create mayhem. The service commanders will comb all criminal hideouts and flushout criminals who are targetting the election day for their trade. Election must be peacefully held in this state.”
The second security council meeting agreed on the following namely the mapping of hotspots ahead of the election, arrangements for voters and security identifications, joint patrol of trouble spots and intelligence sharing among the agencies.
The meeting was attended by heads of security agencies in the state including the police, the military, the para-military organisations among others.