April 1, 2023



Governorship election: Osinbajo, Tinubu, governors set storm Osun for APC grand rally as IGP provides prime Cops marching orders


All roads will Tuesday morning result in the Osogbo Township Stadium for the grand finale of the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) marketing campaign rally forward of Saturday’s governorship election. 

Anticipated at this rally are celebration chieftains on the nationwide stage and throughout the 36 states of the federation, to be led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Spokesperson of the grand rally reception planning committee, Funke Egbemode, in a press release Monday mentioned the rally is not only a gathering of celebration devoted but additionally of lovers of democracy and good governance, saying “these are the issues Oyetola, the Osun APC governorship candidate, represents.”

The committee additionally assured that logistics to make sure hitch-free outing had been perfected.

“The Osun chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) invitations celebration devoted and all lovers of democracy and good governance to the Grand Finale of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s re-election rally in Osogbo, the state capital,” the assertion mentioned.

She additionally mentioned the rally which holds on the Osogbo Township Stadium Tuesday, would have in attendance prime celebration leaders.

“Leaders and chieftains of the APC, together with the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibajo, members of the Central Working Committee, Nationwide Marketing campaign Council, APC Governors and different nationwide and regional constructions of the Get together are anticipated on the rally in help of Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, the celebration’s candidate within the Osun governorship election.

“We belief that members of the APC will present the formidable energy and decorum the celebration is thought for, whilst we implore all residents and residents of Osun to return out en-masse and in public acclamation of their overwhelming help for the APC candidate,” the committee mentioned.

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IGP deploys DIG FCID, 4 AIGs, others

 In the meantime, the Inspector Common of Police Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of Deputy Inspector-Common of Police in command of the Pressure Felony Investigation Division (FCID) Johnson Babatunde Kokumo to oversee subsequent Saturday’s governorship election within the state.

That is because the police could be addressing stakeholders on the necessity for a peaceable conduct of the election Tuesday at a gathering in Osogbo, the state capital.

A press assertion by Pressure Public Relations Workplace (FPRO) CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in Abuja mentioned, Kokumo, who’s the supervisory DIG for the South-west geo-political zone, is to be assisted by 4 Assistant Inspectors-Common of Police (AIGs), 4 Commissioners of Police (CPs), 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 30 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs).

The spokesperson additional disclosed that satisfactory police personnel from the rank of Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) and under have equally been deployed for the election.

“DIG Kokumo is chargeable for overseeing the implementation of the Operation Order advanced from the Election Safety Menace Evaluation, to make sure a peaceable and conducive surroundings devoid of violence and to ensure legislation abiding residents within the state of a secured house to freely carry out their civic tasks with out molestation or intimidation.

“Different senior officers deployed are tasked with coordinating human and different operational deployments within the three Senatorial Districts, 30 Native Authorities Areas and the three,753 polling models in Osun state.

“The IGP ordered deployment of the Commissioner of Police and Provost Marshall on the Pressure Headquarters, CP Julius Alawari to Osun state for the election, whereas CP Olokode Taoheed Olawale, the Osun state Commissioner of Police has been briefly moved to the Pressure Headquarters till the conclusion of the election,” the assertion learn partially.

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Adejobi additional mentioned: “The IGP, who’s billed to satisfy with stakeholders in Osogbo on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, emphasised that these mandatory operational deployments are a part of actions geared toward making a conducive and enabling surroundings that may assure peaceable and correct conduct of the Osun Gubernatorial election.

“The IGP additional famous that the personnel, comprising typical law enforcement officials, Police Cell Pressure (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Particular Forces personnel, Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD), Pressure Intelligence Bureau (FIB), INTERPOL, Particular Safety Unit (SPU), Police Airwing, Public Relations Division (FPRD), in addition to Police Medical Groups, will likely be on floor to ensure free, truthful, credible and acceptable election.

“As well as, 5 Armored Personnel Carriers for patrol in addition to three helicopters and 6 Unmanned Aerial Autos (UAVs) for aerial surveillance amongst different distinctive operational belongings had been additionally deployed.  

“The IGP reassured the nation and the worldwide neighborhood that the Pressure is satisfactorily ready for the election.”