Security: Five governorship aspirants petition security operatives in Ogun

Posted by News Express | 1 October 2018 | 975 times

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Five out of the six governorship aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun have petitioned all security agencies in the State, over an alleged breach of security and breakdown of law and order during the party’s gubernatorial primary election process.

In a copy of the petition signed by all the aspirants: Senator Adegbenga Kaka; Otunba Bimbo Ashiru; Mr Jimi Lawal; Prince Dapo Abiodun and Hon. Abayomi Hunye, obtained by newsmen on Sunday, the aspirants noted that some security operatives were used to intimidate, harass and kidnapping of members, who earlier turned out to participate in the exercise before it was later postponed till a future date.

According to TribuneOnline, copies of the petition had been forwarded to the State Commissioner of Police; the Brigade Commandant of the Nigerian Army, 32 Artillery Brigade; the State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Security (DSS).

The petition had it that a member of the party, Hon. Semiu Akintade from Olorunda Ward in Abeokuta North Local Government was kidnapped.

They alleged that the breach of security was perpetrated by the State chairman of one of the transport unions and his colleague from Lagos State.

The aspirants added that their supporters were being threatened based on the list given to some security personnel, so as to incarcerate them during the electioneering process.

They, therefore, requested for the timely intervention and immediate action to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the State.

The petition read, “It is noteworthy, that some security personnel have been given a list of our supporters to be arrested and detained on trump up charges, so as to remove them from circulation during the electioneering process.

“In the circumstance, we hereby humbly request for timely intervention and immediate remedial action to prevent the breakdown of Law and Order and safeguard the electoral process rescheduled for October 1, 2018.”

Sourced from a Tribune report

Source: News Express

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