Don’t panic when you see soldiers on election day, Osun govt tells residents

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OSOGBO – The Osun on Wednesday advised not to be scared of large numbers of security deployed to the state for the Aug. 9 governorship .

Mr Bola Ilori, the on and Sanitation to Gov. Rauf , gave the advice while addressing journalists in Osogbo.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), had opposed the deployment of for the .

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supported the deployment of security men, including , to ensure violence free polls.  [eap_ad_1]

Ilori said Gov. Rauf was not contesting the deployment of security men to the state since they were to protect lives and .

“The to the use of the military is not only in the interest of the political class, but the future of the country’s democracy.

“The military is already de-politicised, why are we bringing the institution into political affairs again?

“What we are now concerned with is that the security officials on duty not be used by a particular political party to the detriment of others.

“Security men not people indiscriminately’’, he emphasised. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]