Polls: Embrace peace, Oyo police boss urges candidates




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IBADAN – Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Oyo Commissioner of , , has urged all candidates to ensure peaceful conduct.

Katsina made the plea at a meeting with governorship and state House of Assembly candidates Ibadan on Tuesday.

He said the meeting was aimed at ensuring that there was absolute peace in the state during the elections.

Katsina, who was represented by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, said: “We want the elections to be as peaceful as the March 28 elections.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10”]

“ We must not do anything that drag Oyo State in the mud.

“This is a peace loving state, so we must ensure sustenance of peace all over the state.’’

In order to achieve peaceful elections, the commissioner said the candidates and representatives at the forum would sign a peace accord.

“This will guarantee peaceful elections during the exercise. You are hereby advised to call your supporters to order.

“The content of the accord specifies that anybody in your party involved in any breach of the peace will face the consequences,’’ Katsina said.

The commissioner also to deploy more security personnel in polling units to enhance the of the elections.

The State Publicity Secretary of Accord Party, Dr Nureni Adeniran, had said there was inadequate security personnel in some areas in the state during the last elections.

He urged the police to provide more policemen to the affected areas, saying the elections were more important to people at the grassroots. (NAN)

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