Adeleke orders security agencies to arrest violators of movement restrictions


▪Frowns at political killings at Ife and Ijesa-land

By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has directed security agencies to arrest any resident who violates the directive on restriction of movements as the House of Assembly election holds tomorrow across the 30 local governments and Area Offices.

This was made known in a press statement made available to newsmen by the Governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed in Osogbo.

The State Governor further tasked the security agencies to enforce previous directive and regulations, which required political leaders to stay in their area after voting instead of moving round 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 election should desist as security operatives are under directive to stop such movement. Nobody, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the assembly elections.

“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 of 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 high turnout. Pick your PVC and exercise your constitutional rights to vote and be voted for,” Governor Adeleke declared.

Meanwhile, the State Government has condemned the killing of a government supporter at Ile Ife on Thursday evening after a political rally attended by the National Secretary of the All-Progressive Congress, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

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