Gov. Adeleke drops standing order for election violators

Ademola Adeleke

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State

By Victor Adeoti

Governor Ademola Adeleke has ordered that any resident who violates movement restrictions during the state’s House of Assembly election on Saturday be arrested.

This is contained a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Friday in Osogbo.

The governor also urged security agencies to enforce previous directives and regulations requiring political leaders to remain in their districts after voting rather than moving around towns and villages.

“Any resident who breaches the directive on movement restriction should be picked up. Political leaders who patrol around towns and villages during elections should desist as security operatives are under the directive to stop such movement.

“Nobody, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the assembly elections.

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“I have directed immediate arrest of hoodlums and political thugs statewide. Any leader who harbours such merchants of violence should await the full wrath of the law.

“As a follow-up, security agencies have commenced raiding and cleaning up hotspots and hideouts of criminals across the state. There will be no hiding place for those who are bent on foisting violence on the peace-loving people of Osun State.

“This election will be conducted peacefully.

“I call on Osun people to troop out en masse to exercise their civic rights. I assure our people of maximum security. We must ensure a high turnout.

“Pick your PVC and exercise your constitutional rights to vote and be voted for,” the statement said.

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