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Tight security in Ekiti ahead of governorship election

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Tight security in Ekiti ahead of governorship election

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Ekiti State Security operatives have tightened security in the State

The Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army,  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other law enforcement agencies were observed on patrol in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, and other parts of the state.

A NAN correspondent, who monitored security preparations for the election, also saw personnel of the NSCDC and Police at some strategic points in different parts of the state keeping vigil to ensure a hitch-free election.

NAN reports that Nigerian Police deployed over 17,000 men and NSCDC  deployed  9,747 personnel in the state to ensure adequate security.

A resident in Ado-Ekiti, Mr Joshua Aremu, in an interview, described as impressive the security personnel deployed in the state for the election.

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He said that the massive security deployment had allayed the initial apprehension of residents over the peaceful conduct of the election.

“I hope their presence encourages people to come out and vote because we all need to vote in all forthcoming elections for those we feel are fit for the respective positions,” Aremu said.

Also, a trader, Mrs Kemi Odesanya, said that the presence of security operatives and others for the election in the state had led to increased sales.

She said since the arrival of visitors and security operatives to the state, sales had increased, “which implies more money for all traders”.

Odesanya said that she intends to perform her civic obligation by coming out to vote in the governorship election because the state deserves a leader worthy of the position. (NAN)

Tight security in Ekiti ahead of governorship election

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