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Ogun State Police Command has announced that it is deploying SWAT, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Culitsm and PMF teams for the local government election in the state.
The Ogun State local government is scheduled to hold on Saturday 24th July, 2021 across the state.
The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) Chairman, Babatunde Osibodu had announced that there will be restriction of movements between 8am and 2pm on Saturday while the election lasts.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun in a statement on Thursday said that the command is working with other security agencies and will not give room for any electoral malpractices or violence during the elections.
In a statement as signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi dated Thursday, 22nd July, 2021, Oyeyemi said that the commissioner has alerted all DPOs deploying all tactical teams of the Police to ensure a free and fair election l.
The statement read in parts, “the command has at various levels and fora met with the contesting political parties and their candidates and have been warned to eschew violence before, during and after the election.
“Also, the Command has directed all the Area commanders and DPOs to be on the alert in order to nip in the bud any violent act that may want to occur within their area.
“The command’s tactical teams, namely SWAT, Anti-kidnapping, Anti-cultism as well as PMF have been deployed to every nook and cranny of the state to ensure hitch free local government election.”
Ajogun appealed that all ‘party leaders and their supporters conduct themselves in peaceful manner as anybody caught trying to disrupt the smooth conduct of the election will be made to feel the full weight of the law.’