- The governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has boasted that the APC will win the Osun governorship poll
- Ajimobi said that the party's governorship candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, is sure of victory because of the good works of Governor Rauf Aregbesola
- He also expressed confidence that the police will do its utmost to ensure a hitch-free governorship election
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, will emerge victorious in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state.
He expressed the opinion in Ibadan on Wednesday, September 12, during his reception of Danjuma Ibrahim, the assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Zone II in his office.
.The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the governorship election in Osun state will hold on Saturday, September 22.
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Ajimobi said that Oyetola would win the election, judging by the exemplary performance of the incumbent administration under Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
“We are confident that the APC will win the Sept. 22 election because of the exemplary performance of the incumbent administration in Osun state. One should have no doubt that the APC will retain Osun state,” he said.
The governor, who described Ibrahim as an intelligent officer, expressed confidence that the leadership of the police in the zone was well grounded and competent to ensure a peaceful election.
He assured the police authority of the state government’s readiness to assist the zone in ensuring a successful governorship election in Osun state.
“AIG Danjuma Ibrahim is one of the most intelligent officers I have ever met and I can easily predict that he will get to the peak of his career soon.
“It is very apparent, though, that APC will win easily because ours is the only party that is on ground and accepted by the people.
“We are quite sure that the coming Osun election is going to be free and fair, and we shall provide necessary support towards this,” he said.
Earlier, Ibrahim commended the governor for restoring peace and security to the state through the combined efforts of security agencies, which he said had spurred socio-economic growth.
He appealed to the governor to extend the assistance to the police command by refurbishing operational vehicles, provision of Armoured Personnel Carriers and other logistic supports to the zonal command.
“You already know that policing is not easy, especially when you consider the logistics that must be put in place to achieve success. The zonal command needs operational vehicles to assist our operation.
“On the coming Osun state governorship elections, we can assure you that we have more than enough personnel ready for the assignment.
“We will do everything humanly possible to ward off intruders that might want to sneak in and wreck havoc on the election day. We know Osun State to be peaceful, but we do not want to leave anything to chance.
“So we are soliciting your support to also help in spreading the gospel of peace to the people in Oyo State and to caution anti-democratic elements against coming to Osun State to foment trouble during the election,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had accused the ruling party, APC and the federal government of plot to rig election in Osun.
Adeleke, in a statement by his director of media and publicity, Olawale Rasheed, said both the APC and the federal government have taken several steps to plot the election rigging.
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