APC to Buhari: Deploy soldiers in Ogun for governorship polls

APC to Buhari: Deploy soldiers in Ogun for governorship polls

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct deployment of soldiers for the March 9 governorship and the House of Assembly elections in Ogun State.

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The party, which stated that its demand for military deployment was to check planned violence, also urged acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to investigate rising political violence in the state.

Ogun state APC Publicity Secretary Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye made the calls while speaking with reporters in Abeokuta.

Oladunjoye disclosed that the party was in possession of intelligence reports that violence would be unleashed by hoodlums in the full glare of top police officers, who had been issued a directive not to take any action.

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According to him, the deployment of soldiers also became imperative in the face of political violence which marred last Saturday’s Presidential and the National Assembly elections, in which a police corporal was shot dead in Eredo town in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

Oladunjoye also bemoaned what he described as the desperation of incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to make his preferred candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) next governor of Ogun state.

He said: “We are worried by the desperation of the state governor in his bid to install his preferred candidate as governor of Ogun state despite the clear signals from the last election that that project is a failed project.

“I will also wish to remind you that in the past, various leaders of our party, including governorship aspirants, have raised alarm at various times on security situation in Ogun State. Our party also called on Inspector General of Police to set up an independent panel to examine and investigate rising political violence in Ogun state since October last year till now.