August 19, 2018

Ekiti poll: Tension rises as security deployment worries residents (Punch)

Ekiti poll: Tension rises as security deployment worries residents (Punch)

Residents of Ekiti State have expressed deep concerns over the tension currently building up in the state following plans by the Federal Government to deploy about 30, 000 security personnel for the Saturday’s governorship election.

A cross-section of stakeholders, who spoke to our correspondent, said the development was heightening tension and creating fears in the minds of the people.

A commercial car operator in Ikere, Ajibola Idowu, described the idea of moving such large number of security agents to the state as ill-advised, arguing that it would automatically give an impression that there would be unavoidable clashes on Election Day.

He said, “I have made up my mind to relocate my family members to Ita-Ogbolu in Ondo State on Thursday so that they can stay with my sister there. Nobody can guarantee that security men will not maltreat innocent people before or during the election.” Read more

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