The Police in Ekiti State has advised residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements for prompt action, ahead of the October 16 inauguration of the Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed, promised that adequate security would be provided before and during the ceremony.
The tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose would expire on October 16, 2018, having been sworn-in on October 16, 2014, after he was re-elected in the poll conducted on June 21, 2014.
Ahmed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, urged the people to be security conscious and refrain from acts that could lead to violence during the ceremony.
He said, “The police force is hereby imploring members of the public to cooperate with security personnel deployed for the special ceremony and we enjoin all Ekiti citizens to be security conscious, vigilant and report untoward happenings in their localities to the nearest police station.
“We urge Ekiti citizens to be law abiding and also exhibit hospitality by accommodating the visitors, who will be coming into the state for the inauguration.
“We use this opportunity to appreciate the good people of Ekiti State for their peaceful conduct throughout the transition period”, the CP added.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Fayemi, the winner of the July 14 governorship election.
According to the results announced, Fayemi polled a total of 197, 459 to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof Kolapo Olusola, who garnered 178, 223 votes.