Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday revealed that the Presidency had received security report that some people in position of authority in Ogun state were threatening fire and brimstone during and after the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for March 9 in the state.
Osinbajo, however, urged the people to discountenance such threats, saying it is only the Federal government that is saddled with the exclusive preserve to provide security for the protection of lives and property.
The Vice -President who addressed thousands of traders at Kuto, Itoku, Lafenwa and Panseke markets – all in Abeokuta, separately in a mega rally for APC, further assured that nobody would be able to breach the peace or cause problem as there were going to provide adequate security arrangement to ensure the safety of everybody.
Osinbajo urged the traders to come out en masse to cast their ballots for the All Progressives Congress Governorship candidate in the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
“We will do all humanly possible within the ambit of the law to provide adequate security for all and sundry on and after the coming Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state. So, don’t panic as we are up to the task ahead”.
“The coming Governorship election in Ogun state is very crucial and we should all come out and vote.
“And you are to cast your votes for Prince Dapo Abiodun as the Ogun state governor. Also, vote for all House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election. By and large, ensure your votes are counted in your presence before you leave the polling booths”.
Don’t let us turn our back at the APC, because it is the only party that can take us to the next level. And we should not cast our votes for any other party than the APC,” Osinbajo advised.
Similarly, former governor and leader of the party, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, enjoined the people to cast their votes for Abiodun as the next governor.
Osoba said the Vice-President who represented the President for the rally, brought good tidings for the state to express appreciation for the electoral victory of the President Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo joint ticket in the Saturday, February 23, 2019 polls.
Also, Dapo Abiodun who was flanked by his running mate, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and the Lagos West Senator, Solomon Adeola, popularly known and called Yayi appealed to the people to support him to emerge victorious on Saturday.
“We won’t promise what we would not do. But with your support during the polls, victory is sure for us in the APC.
“Come out and cast your votes for the APC. Your votes are to make Ogun state greater,” Abiodun said.
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