Gov. Confused Abiodun
GOV. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has condemned the flashpoint of violence in Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections in some parts of the state.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta by his media aide, Mr. Kunle Somorin, the governor blamed opposition elements for the violence.
He said that instead of subjecting the exercise to the people’s choice, the opposition turned the flawless election process into a do-or-die affair.
Governor Abiodun said the reports of violence came as a surprise as the election had started peacefully across the state.
As stated in the announcement, the governor frowned seriously at the situation, which, according to him, will not be justified.
He noted that normalcy had returned to the affected areas as security agencies responded quickly.
The governor added that the government will not hesitate to deal with anyone or groups behind the disruption of polling stations, attacks on voters and the seizure of ballot boxes.
He urged residents of the state to remain calm and law abiding, warning that the state government would not treat anyone responsible for the violence with kid gloves.
“The law will ensure that those caught serve as a deterrent to their paymasters and their wards for violating the peaceful atmosphere Ogun is known for,” Abiodun said in a statement. (NAN)