Soldiers take over Osun state as supplementary election set to begin

Less than 24 hours to the re run guber election is Osun state, IGBERE TV correspondent in Osun reports that hundreds on military personnel have been deployed to the state to take over from the police officers who provided security during last Saturday’s election.

This development has resulted to heightened tension in the state ahead of the rerun election slated for Thursday.

IGBERE TV correspondent on Wednesday morning observed heavy deployment of military men in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, and Ifon, in Orolu local government, while several other military vehicles were moving towards Ile-Ife.

A reliable security source told our reporter that the decision to change the security architecture of the state against the Thursday’s rerun election was mandated from the “top” to give some level of leverage to the ruling party.

IGBERE TV reports that the rerun which was necessitated by the inconclusive gubernatorial election of Saturday was billed to take place in seven polling units at Osogbo, Orolu, Ife South, and Ife North local governments.

 

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