Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has directed security agencies to arrest any resident who violates the directive on the restriction of movement during the House of Assembly election on Saturday.
The House of Assembly election would hold on Saturday, March 18, 2023, across the 30 local governments and Area Office in Osun.
The press statement signed by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Rasheed Olawale stated that the Governor further tasked the security agencies to enforce previous directives and regulations which required political leaders to stay in their areas after voting instead of moving around towns and villages.
"Any resident who breaches the directive on movement restriction should be picked up.
"Political leaders who patrol around towns and villages during election should desist as security operatives are under a directive to stop such movement.
"Nobody, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the assembly elections.
"I have directed immediate arrest of hoodlums and political thugs statewide.
"Any leader who harbours such merchants of violence should await the full wrath of the law.
"As a follow up, security agencies have commenced raiding and cleaning up of hotspots and hideouts of criminals across the state.
"There will be no hiding place for those who are bent on foisting violence on the peace-loving people of Osun State.
"This election will be conducted peacefully. I call on Osun people to troop out en masse to exercise their civic rights.
"I assure our people of maximum security. We must ensure a high turnout. Pick your PVC and exercise your constitutional rights to vote and be voted for," Governor Adeleke stated.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali had on Thursday directed the enforcement of restrictions on the movement of vehicles and persons during the duration of the voting exercise.
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