Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi has warned evil perpetrators who plan to destabilize the forth coming Saturday local government elections tin the state to think twice as security operatives have been alerted to maintain orderliness during the election.
The state government also promised to ensure that it conducts a free, fair and credible elections in all the local governments and LCDAs.
Ajimobi made this known through Dr. Morohunkola Thomas,his Executive Assistant on Political Matters, yesterday, in a statement released to journalists.
The governor explained that he is warning because he learnt some people are up to mischievousness within the All progressives Congress to cause mayhem on Saturday.
Ajimobi further said that following the scuttling of the initial plans of the group to burn down the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC) at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, intelligence reports revealed that they were restrategising to disrupt the peace of the land and render the local government election and congresses inconclusive, adding that necessary security arrangements have been put in place to protect lives and property and to ensure that residents exercise their franchise without any hindrance.
According to him, says he learnt members of the unity forum are planning to disrupt loyal members of the APC.
“The government has put security operatives on red alert to ensure the safety of election officials and voters. It has therefore become necessary to warn groups and individuals bent on fomenting trouble on Saturday to have a rethink.”
“The law of the land is no respecter of anybody, no matter his or her position in the society. As leaders in their own right, those crying blue murder should rise above pettiness and join hands with the government and our great party.”
“The government is using this opportunity to caution all political parties, including APC and their followers against any act of violence before, during and after the local government election and party congresses. The full weight of the law will be visited on troublemakers without discrimination.
“The government wishes to tell the public that an earlier interim injunction stopping the LG election had been vacated by a Federal High Court, Ibadan, thus clearing obstacles before the conduct of the election,” he added.