1st March, 2019
Stakeholders in Ogun State have condemned the call for the deployment of military personnel ahead the governorship and House of Assembly elections scheduled to hold, March 9, 2019.
The stakeholders, which consist of the Committee for the Defence of Human Right (CDHR), Human Right and Grassroots Development Society (HRGDS) and the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), said such action would cause voters apathy as well as discourage electorates from exercising their franchise.
Speaking on behalf of the stakeholders at a Press conference in Abeokuta, the Secretary – General of CDHR, Comrade Olayinka Folarin described the call as barbaric and unnecessary, urging for the sustainance of the current security in the State.
On his part, Acting State Chairman of PCRC, Michael Lawson commended the uncompromising security arrangement by the State’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu, saying the arrangement made for the February 23 elections in the State was peaceful and hitch free.
He bemoaned the inhuman attack on some INEC officials and the killing of some police officers during and after the election.