#NigeriaDecides: Ajimobi Urges Oyo Residents To Vote Wisely And Peacefully

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ajimobi1Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday asked residents of the state to ensure they cast their ballots wisely, as it will determine the way forward for Nigeria.

​I​n a broadcast yesterday, the governor also asked the electorate to be peaceful, warning that troublemakers will not find it easy to foment trouble as security operatives are fully prepared​.​

“Our votes will determine the way forward for Nigeria, do not sell your vote, as they say, your vote is your right”, the governor said.​

“I enjo​in you to cast your vote in an atmosphere of peace and order. Let me assure you that all the security measures ha​ve been put in place before and after election.​

‎Mr. Ajimobi reiterated government’s commitment to ensure the safety of residents, before, during and after the elections.

“Fomenters of trouble ‎will find our state very hot to foment trouble. I have held several meetings with security officers and they assure of their readiness”, said Mr. Ajimobi.​

​​‎He further​ urged the residents to remain calm at all times even when they see military personnel around their residence​s​ or polling unit​s,​ saying they are for peace.

In the same vein, the state police commissioner, Mohammed Katsina, has assured the residents of their safety.

In a press release, the police boss said over 20, 000​policemen and officers have been deployed to various locations in the state.

“Added to this is the robust intelligence unit made up of local police, special force​s​from force headquarters, Abuja, have been deployed to sniff for and gather intelligence about movement of criminal elements”, he said.

‎Mr. Katsina said in furtherance of the police determination to guarantee peace and tranquility, he held a peace meeting with various associations including members of NURTW, RTEAN.

“It was ‎unanimously agreed at the meeting that participants should cooperate with the police and sister agencies to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

“As we pledge to maintain law and order, I will like to reiterate my earlier warning to the so-called political thugs and their sponsors that I will spare no efforts in dealing decisively with any one or group of persons who may ‎contemplate breaching public peace and order”, the CP stated.

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