Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria yesterday, March 6, disclosed that the presidency is aware of a plot by some people in authority to cause mayhem in Ogun State during the Saturday Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.
He said this while addressing political rallies for the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Kuto, Itoku, Lafenwa and Panseke markets in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, is of the APC but is supporting his associates who are running on the platform of the Allied People’s Movement after he failed to get them APC tickets.
There have been reports of violent clashes involving the two parties.
“Security reports reaching the presidency indicated that some people in a position of higher authority in the state have been threatening fire and brimstones to unleash mayhem, thereby discouraging the electorate from coming out in the coming Saturday, March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the State,” the vice president said.
Mr Osinbajo, however, assured the people of the state that the presidency was up to the task in discouraging the premeditated attack.
He urged the people to discountenance the threat, stressing that provision of security is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.
“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,” Osinbajo told the crowd.
“The coming governorship election in Ogun State is very crucial and we should all come out and vote.”
He urged the voters to elect the governorship candidate of the APC, Dapo Abiodun, and to also vote for all the party’s candidates for the state House of Assembly.
“By and large, ensure your votes are counted in your presence before you leave the polling booths. Don’t let us turn our back on the APC because it is the only party that can take us to the next level. We should not cast our votes for any other party than the APC,” Osinbajo said.
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