June 23, 2021

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Oyo CP Enjoins Politicians To Shun Election Violence As OYSIEC Holds Security Meeting Ahead Of Council Poll .

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission has engaged the security agencies in the state  in its quest to ensure peaceful conduct during the local government council elections .

The meeting  which was held at the Conference room of the commission , Agodi Quarters , Ibadan , had in attendance officers of the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army , Nigerian Security Defence Service Commission , National Correctional Services amongst others provided platform to dialogue and strategise ahead of the poll .

Speaking shortly after the meeting,  the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State , CP Ngosi  Onadeko,  enjoined politicians to shun violence  before , during and after the election.

She noted that the election of candidates in an election should not be attributed to violence , saying that such would not in any way reflect true democracy .

Onadeko said further that the police would collaborate with sister agencies to ensure safety of lives and property before,  during and after the election .

The CP also admonished commission members to facilitate meeting with the representatives of political parties with the security agencies on the need to promote peace during the election.

” You don’t win elections through violence , you elect people that you really want them to serve you”

” Shun violence and criminality and let’s have a free and fair election . For the security agencies, we will ensure security of lives and property during and after the election”

The Commission Chairman , Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju , SAN ,  hinted that the  meeting was facilitated  to  mapout strategies to be adopted to ensure the  atmosphere is peaceful for  electorates  to cast their vote on eletion day .

Aare Olagunju, while apperaciating the security agencies for the collaboration , assured the people of the  state of an election that will    be free of

violence and  harassment of voters.

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