The Inspector General of Police in Nigeria, Ibrahim Idris has assured Nigerians that the September 22nd gubernatorial election in Osun state is peaceful.
Idris made this known in Osogbo on Thursday at a one-day seminar he organised for electoral stakeholders in the state on the theme: “Imperativeness of Police Collaboration With Essential Stakeholders: Towards Secured, Free, Fair and Credible Election in Nigeria.”
He said each of the local governments in the state would be massively policed to ensure peaceful conduct of electorate.
According tothe police boss, critical stakeholders would still meet to plan further saying the police would distribute telephone numbers that residents can call in case of violence.
At the one-day seminar held at De Distinguished hall, IGP Idris, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Segun Agbaje and political parties agreed to work towards peace at the forthcoming poll.
The seminar which was under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife discussed ways at achieving peace before during and after the poll.
In their separate remarks, the stakeholders including governorship candidates in the state agreed to be peaceful before, during and after the September 22nd governorship election.
The REC reiterated his commitment to transparency, neutrality and credibility at the poll.
Agbaje called on the residents of the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards.