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Heavy Security Presence In Ogun Ahead Of Today’s Election

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2015 General Election. Image source abusidiqu

2015 General Election. Image source abusidiqu

A detachment of personnel from the various security agencies yesterday arrived Ogun State ahead of today’s Governorship and State House of¬†Assembly election.

Heavy security presence was not felt in the State, during last week’s Presidential and House of Representatives election as very few security personnel were seen on the streets in major cities during the period of the election.

But yesterday afternoon, lorry loads of army, police, immigration, custom and Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) personnel were noticed in cities such as Abeokuta, the State capital, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro.

This might not be unconnected with allegations and counter allegations by the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accusing each other of “importing” thugs into the State to disrupt today’s election.

The security personnel in a convoy of about 20 different vehicles drove through major streets in Abeokuta with siren, apparently to warn potential troublemakers that they are ready for them.

The ruling APC and the PDP had on Thursday traded accusations, accusing each other of hatching plans to cause mayhem during the election.

While the APC accused the PDP of “importing” thugs and cultists into the State to cause violence during the election, the PDP also accused the APC of plot to use “State Government vehicles and security personnel attached to the State Governor to hijack voting materials in the rural communities.”


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