Ahead of the July 16, 2022 Osun governorship election, the Osun State Police Command has urged political parties to desist from organizing unauthorized campaign and procession.
In a press statement issued by Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokesperson, any procession must be duly approved by the police.
The statement read: “This is to avoid a clash, as well as to ensure provision of adequate security for such a rally/campaign/procession, as thugs/ hoodlums may use these as an opportunity to disguise/hijack it, to perpetrate their nefarious acts.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, deems it imperative to caution/advise members of the public/politicians/political parties in the State, especially in this fragile/electioneering period to play the game as stipulated in line with the Electoral Act, 2010.”
“The CP solicits for the understanding and cooperation of all political parties and also requests strong synergy between the police and members of the public, in order to sustain the peaceful and serene environment currently being enjoyed in the State,”