By Nofisat Marindoti
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone XI, comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo States, Mr Leye Oyebade, has assured residents of adequate security during and after the general elections.
Oyebade made this promise during a courtesy visit to the State of Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, on Thursday.
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Zone XI Command Headquarters, Osogbo, Osun State, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the AIG’s visit was to strengthen the relationship between the police and the commission, with a view to providing adequate security before, during and after the elections.
“The AIG assured the REC of adequate security for INEC staff, electoral materials and the voters, and has directed the Commissioner of Police in the state (Ms Abiodun Ige) and her counterparts in Oyo and Ondo states to ensure the elections are conducted in a peaceful atmosphere devoid of any form of violence.”
In his address, the REC thanked the AIG for the visit and expressed satisfaction with the security arrangement made in the State.
He added that the commission was also fully ready for Saturday’s elections.