Police Beef Up Security As Osun Gov Election Tribunal Delivers Judgment FridayFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, March 21st, 2019
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Osun State Police Command said Thursday that it had fortified security in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of Friday’s Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgment.
The Command’s Spokesperson DSP Folashade Odoro confirmed that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mrs Abiodun Ige, had directed officers to be at alert to forestall any violence that might erupt after the judgment.
“The commissioner of Police had fortified security to avoid any breakdown of law and order.
“Officers have been placed on red alert and are pro-active to prevent any kind of violence or demonstration in the state.
“We will, however, want to urge people of the state to maintain law and order and go about their lawful businesses without fear,’’ she said.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had challenged the victory of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, at the Osun 2018 Governorship Election at the election tribunal.
The Tribunal, which was moved to Abuja in November 2018, after it was initially inaugurated in Osogbo, the State capital has now fixed Friday, March 22, for its judgment on the suit filed by the PDP and its candidate.
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