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2023 Elections: Adeleke meets safety chiefs, requires peaceable polls

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Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has enjoined residents to eschew violence through the forthcoming normal elections in Nigeria.

Governor Adeleke gave the recommendation whereas addressing heads of safety companies on monday.

Recall that the Osun All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Wednesday throughout a press convention berated the state governor, Ademola Adeleke for his failure to carry a safety assembly since his inauguration in November, 2022.

The governor, who reiterated {that a} peaceable ballot will deepen Nigeria’s democracy and improve additional realization of fine governance, added that democracy needs to be devoid of violence and the voters needs to be free to make their decisions.

“Democracy doesn’t want violence. We’re known as upon to make our selection peacefully. Your poll is your energy. It’s your alternative to resolve who governs your state and nation.

“Violence is in any other case opposite to the spirit of democracy.

“I hereby direct safety companies to arrest and prosecute all recognized thugs and criminals throughout the state. All hotspots needs to be totally combed and brokers of violence flushed out.

“Let the state be made protected for our folks to peacefully train their voting rights”.

“I additionally name on all safety companies to make sure shut cooperation and collaboration. Political campaigns are getting into probably the most vital phases and we should maintain the peace and safety we’re presently having fun with,” Governor Adeleke said.

Fielding questions from journalists, Adeleke enjoined the residents to go about their lawful companies with out concern or intimidation, assuring that safety brokers are on floor to guard the lives and property of one and all.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun, Patrick Kehinde Longe assured that the Police had been prepared to guard and guarantee peace within the state earlier than, throughout and after the elections.

Longe whereas sustaining that his officers and males had been able to forestall any ugly scenario, charged the youths to desist from any act that may put them into hassle through the election.