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Police to deploy 5,000 for Ondo council poll

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Ahead of the local council election in Ondo State on Saturday, no fewer than 5,000 officers will be deployed by the state police command to monitor it.

The state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Bolaji Salami, disclosed this at a press conference in Akure, yesterday, expressing the readiness of the police for the smooth conduct of the election across the 18 local councils of the state.

Salami, who stated that the police personnel would work together with other sister security agencies, including the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services (DSS), warned against violence before, during and after the polls.

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He, therefore, urged all political stakeholders in the state to follow the rules of the game during the election.

Besides, he said that arrangements were on ground to deploy additional manpower to the state ahead of the October 10, 2020 governorship election, stressing that the command will ensure peaceful conduct of the governorship poll.

The CP said that police officers from neighbouring states of Edo, Osun, Ogun and Ekiti would join the over 5,000 police officers in the state for the governorship election, adding that 10 police officers per unit would monitor all the 3,009 polling units in the state.

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