March 30, 2023

Gubernatorial Election Ongoing Smoothly Across Kwara State Says Police

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The Gubernatorial election is ongoing smoothly across Kwara State. This was disclosed by the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama while accompanied by the Commissioner of Police Election in Kwara, CP Banji Ogunrinde, during their visit to several voting units spread across Ilorin West, South, and East LGAs of the State in a bid to ensure that the conduct of the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections runs smoothly.

According to a press release on Saturday, 18th March 2023 signed by the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, said that the CP”s visit to some already identified volatile areas in the Ilorin metropolitan city prevented a breakdown of law and order by some agents of some political parties.

While commending the security agents posted on duty at all the polling units visited, he equally expressed his satisfaction with the conduct of voters and INEC officials at the units.

Earlier, at the state INEC headquarters, the CP inspected some of the materials to be used for the elections while ensuring that the security men posted to provide security at the INEC office were formidable and up to the task.

As of the time of writing this report, the sorting and announcement of election results in some of the polling units have started.

The CP assures the good people of Kwara State of adequate security even after the elections. He warned the people to avoid being used as canon folders by politicians that don’t mean well for the state even as the exercise is drastically coming to a conclusion, stating that any one arrested for any crime, be it electoral or otherwise, would be made to feel the weight of the law, as the command is already preparing the ones arrested for prosecution after the elections.

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