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The Ekiti State Police Command has said it is ready to ensure security of lives and property during the campaign rally of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The assurance followed an allegation by the opposition party that Governor Ayodele Fayose had hired members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, through the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party faction of the Stater House of assembly, Dele Olugbemi, to attack its members and its secretariats in the state.
The APC had on Monday raised the alarm over alleged plan by leaders of the PDP to attack Buhari and his convoy when coming for the Saturday presidential campaign rally.
In a terse response to our correspondent on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi, said, “The command is not aware of any evil plot against General Muhamadu Buhari.”
He, however, assured the APC that the command was up to the task.
Babayemi added, “However, policing campaign rally is not new to us. You are aware of how effectively we plowed similar events in recent times.
“We have in place comprehensive security arrangements to carter for GMB. Therefore, no evil, if any, piloted by anyone against security of lives and property in the state, shall prosper. Not at this crucial time or ever, God willing.”