Osun state police command have raised an alarm over alleged plots by political thugs to unleash mayhem during Thursday’s rerun election within the seven polling units.
The rerun polls are being held to see the winner of the governorship election which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared inconclusive on Sunday.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations) in-charge of the Osun governorship election, Joshak Habila, said at a news conference in Osogbo today that the police had finished personnel to produce security for voters and electoral officers.
In his words;
“We have an intelligence report that there is a grand plan to turn the election gruesomely violent and deadly by arming thugs to unleash mayhem at polling centres. As law enforcement agencies, the police and other security agencies would not permit the breakdown of law and order.
“Those of them preparing for ‘fire for fire’ must be ready to bear the consequences of their actions which are designed to undermine this particular democratic process. It should be noted that the Nigeria Police Force will remain proactive and would not rest on its oars in its task to decode the identities of those democratic enemies.
“Residents are requested to be law abiding and go about their lawful duties without fear and with the full assurance of the protection of law abiding citizens and voters who are out there to exercises their franchise” the statement said.