By Funmi Adekoya

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has assured residents of the state of adequate protection of lives and property before, during and after the Saturday’s State Assembly election.

Governor Adeleke gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen after a closed door meeting with heads of security agencies in Osun State.

The governor said he was confident that the security agencies will do more than they did during the last Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

He then urged residents of the state to come out en masse and exercise their franchise without fear of molestation or harassment while calling on anyone with intention of causing crisis to have a change of heart as security agencies are up to the task.

In an interview, the Commissioner of Police deployed for the election, Mr. Peter Awoyomi assured residents of adequate protection of lives and property, saying that men and officers of the command were ready for the election.

Also speaking, the Osun State Controller of Immigration, Mrs. Abolude Bewaji warned foreigners to stay away from polling stations saying that the agency will apprehend any foreigner caught trying to compromise the electoral process.

Present at the meeting were the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, the Head of Service, Mr Ayanleye Aina and all security agencies including the Police, the Nigerian Army, Airforce, Navy, Nation Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Immigrations, Nigerian Correctional Service and of the Department of State Security, DSS.

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