In order to ensure peace and security for every candidate and voters in the forthcoming October 10 Governorship election in Ondo state, at least 30, 000 policemen will be deployed to the state.
The number is in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu that every polling unit must be secured by four highly committed and professional police officers.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami, who briefed newsmen on security arrangements preparatory for the election expressed optimism that the election will be peaceful as they are ready to provide the much-needed security.
According to him, “Adequate preparations have been concluded to enable the state to have a free-and-fair election. The Force headquarters have posted 30,000 policemen to all the 18 local government areas in the state.
“The Inspector-General of Police has mandated every polling unit to be secured by four highly committed and professional police officers. This is to ensure peace and security for every candidate and voters for credible election in the state.”
The commissioner warned that thuggery and violence would not be tolerated in the election while urging all the participating parties to go about their campaigns peacefully.
“Assistance from nearby commands have been put in place, adequate security is assured for voters and officials before during, and after the election,” Salami added.
At least 15 political parties would be participating in the election, including the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Zenith Labour Party, the Social Democratic Party, among others.