Security beefed up at INEC, CBN in Osogbo

Politics

Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election in Osun, security has been beefed up around the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Gbongan/Ibadan Road, Osogbo.

Heavy security presence was also noticed at the entrance of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), a few kilometres away from INEC office on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two armoured personnel carriers were stationed at the entrance of INEC office.

Both mobile and regular policemen were also stationed at strategic locations around the INEC office.

The road leading to CBN office was manned by men of Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) .

One of the security personnel, who spoke with NAN on condition of anonymity, said since the sensitive materials for the election had arrived CBN, there was the need for more security around the bank.

Ooni warns youths against political violence

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has warned youths against political violence before, during and after the Osun gubernatorial election coming up on Saturday.

Oba Ogunwusi gave the warning during the courtesy visit of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Iyiola Omisore to his Palace, on Thursday, in Ile-Ife.

He said that it is only the Almighty Allah that has the power to elevate whoever He wants to the post, “For He is in Heaven doing what pleases Him”.

According to him, people don’t need to fight each other over getting to a post, but should rather allow God’s will to come into perfection.

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