● Frowns at Political killings at Ife & Ijeshaland
The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has directed security agencies to arrest any resident who violates the directive on restriction of movement as the House of Assembly election holds tomorrow across the 30 local governments and Area Office.
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.
This was confirmed in a press statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson to the Governor,Mallam Olawale Rasheed which reads:
” 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 harbors 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 enmasse 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.
Wole, a wielder and a supporter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was gunned down at Ife South even as ongoing reports hinted of mass violence ongoing across Ifeland against supporters of the state government.Governor Adeleke who condemned the killing of Mr Wole and others in various incidents of political violence directed security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of this and other killings in the state.
” I commiserate with the families of Wole and others who have been killed simply for being my supporters. The killings are spreading from Ilesa to Ila Orangun to Ikire and now Ile Ife. This is highly inhuman and unacceptable. We have reached out to the leadership of the police service and other security organs to bring perpetrators to book”, the Governor noted.