Guber Poll: Abiodun condemns violence, vows to deal with perpetrators - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Guber Poll: Abiodun condemns violence, vows to deal with perpetrators

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has condemned pockets of violence that characterised the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, in some parts of the state on Saturday.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, blamed opposition elements, saying rather than subjecting the exercise to  the people's choice, these undemocratic characters turned a seamless electoral process to a do or die affairs.

Governor Abiodun said, the reports of the violence came as a surprise, as the election started on a peaceful note across the state.

Somorin added that the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, seriously frowned at the situation, which, according to him, will not be condoned.

He said though, normalcy had returned to the affected areas as security agencies swiftly responded, the state government would not hesitate to deal with anyone or groups behind the poll disruption, attacks on voters and snatching of ballot boxes.

While the statement urged the people and residents of the state to remain calm and be law-abiding, it further warned that the state government would not treat anyone responsible for the violence with kids' gloves.

"The law will take care of those caught to serve as a deterrent to their paymasters and their wards for violating the peaceful atmosphere that Ogun State is noted for," the statement submitted.

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