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Police warns against violence in Ekiti Assembly Election

Ekiti state police command has warned potential trouble makers in the forthcoming March 9th House of Assembly elections to be prepared for confrontation from the police.


Police Commissioner Ekiti Command Mr Asuquo Amba stated this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti .


Amba, who spoke through the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said his men are battle ready for the success of the election.


He warned those harbouring sinister intentions to desist, saying his men are well mobilised to deal with trouble makers.


“We are ready for the assembly election. We are going to retain the structures we used for the presidential poll, which were two personnel across the each of the 2,195 polling units across the state.


“Our Special Protection Squad and Special Tactical Squad will be operational. We also have other special squads that will dress in mufti and other sister agencies shall join us to make the election successful”, he said.


Meanwhile, Special Assistant to ex-governor Ayo Fayose on local government affairs, Mr. Ayodeji Adu, has dumped the PDP for APC.


Adu , Fayose’s kinsman defected to APC alongside hundreds of the PDP’s supporters in Afao Ekiti, when the campaign train of the APC assembly candidate in Irepodun/ Ifelodun state constituency II, Hakeem Jamiu visited the town on Wednesday.


Adu , leader of the defectors, said they were captivated by Governor Kayode Fayemi’s sterling leadership qualities in taking the decision.


“This decision to dump PDP for APC was borne out of patriotism and it is for the betterment of my state and country.


“Afao despite producing the Governor of the state for eight years is still in shambles without meaningful development, hence the need to embrace the right ideas that can take the town out of the current economic and social despondency.


“I pledge my commitment to the success of the APC candidate in Afao-Ekiti . I want to assure that the APC would have a block vote in the town come Saturday”.


Jamiu assured the people of the state that the next assembly won’t be a rubber stamp under Fayemi.


“Governor Fayemi is exposed and I know that he will see the legislative arm as partner in progress, rather than trying to treat lawmakers as slaves, the way Fayose did.


“Let me tell you, there are no defectors in APC, we are all one, so you have nothing to fear. I am assuring you that everybody will benefit from this government”, he said.



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