BY LEKE ADEGBITE
Over seven thousand security personnel and soldiers will be deployed across strategic locations in Ondo State to provide security for electoral officials and voters during this Saturday’s general election.
Similarly, the independent national electoral commission, INEC, says it has trained a total of seventeen thousand, five hundred and sixty-two ad-hoc staff and corps members for the conduct of the elections in Ondo state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Oyeyemi Oyediran and the Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Oyetola Oyelami, gave the information at Police officers’ Mess in Akure, after a special meeting held by Heads of Security agencies with INEC officials as part of preparations for the general election.
The Police Commissioner who was flanked by other security chiefs in the state, noted the deployment of security operatives had started, but warned that act of political thuggery would not be condoned during the elections.
The Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner, who said the election would take place in 3,923 polling units in the state, insisted that the current naira and fuel crises would not stop the conduct of the elections.