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Ondo by-election: Police deploys 2500 officers, APC postpones Ward Congress

Ahead of Saturday’s bye election into Ilaje/Eseodo Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Police Authorities in the state have deployed 2500 officers and men to monitor the election.

Addressing security personnel at the command’s headquarters in Akure, the Commissioner of police, Mr. Issac Eke warned them against any act that could bring the force to disrepute.

Apart from expressing the readiness of the Command to be neutral, the police boss charged the officers not to compromise on the field.

He urged them to be non-partisan and ensure all the participating political parties and politicians play the game by the rules.

According to him, the police hierarchy would not hesitate to punish any erring officer.

The police boss also admonished the officers to be transparent in their dealings, assuring the political parties that police will be available to all.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had on Monday urged the security agencies in the state, particularly the Nigerian Army to be neutral .

Following the Saturday’s by-election,the Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has announced the postponement of its ward Congress earlier scheduled for Saturday, April 5.

A release issued by the Secretary, Interim Executive Committee in the State,Prince Olu Adegboro said the development was prompted by the by-election in Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency coming up the same day.

Adegboro said the Congress would now come up on April 9, urging all members interested in contesting for any Party position to go to designated banks as publicised for payment.

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