Posted by News Express | 7 July 2017 | 1,594 times
The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has called on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the leadership of the security operatives in the country to provide adequate security before, during and after the forthcoming bye-election slated for Saturday, July 8, 2017 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
The group also appealed to the electorate to come out en masse and vote for the candidate of their choice, and to defend their votes.
It urged the Adhoc and permanent staff of INEC deployed for the conduct of the election to ensure that they conduct themselves in a transparent and professional manner during the poll, in order to have generally acceptable bye-election in the state.
In a statement issued by the CSCEOS’ Directorate of Media and Strategy and signed by its Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, the group urged the President to deploy men of Nigerian Army and anti-riot Policemen to monitor the bye-election across the polling units of the affected ten Local Government Areas of the state.
It listed the security threat areas in the state to include Iwo, Ikire, Apomu, Orile-Owu and its environ “where political thugs have been arranged by the power that be in the state to unleash terror on voters who did not believe in their political ideology.
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