By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—VICE-PRESIDENT Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, doused the tension over the rumoured premeditated attacks to be carried out during the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Ogun State on Saturday.
Osinbajo said this while addressing traders and the crowd at Kuto, Itoku, Lafenwa and Panseke markets, Abeokuta, the state capital respectively during a mega rally held at Ake Abeokuta.
He said security reports reaching the presidency indicated that some people in a position of higher authority in the state have been threatening fire and brimstones thereby, discouraging the electorate from coming out in the coming Saturday, March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
He said: “We will do all humanly possible within the ambit of the law to provide adequate security for all and sundry on and after the coming governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state. So, don’t panic as we are up to the task ahead.
“The coming governorship election in Ogun State is very crucial and we should all come out and vote.
“You are to cast your votes for Prince Dapo Abiodun as the Ogun State governor. Also, vote for all House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the election.
“By and large, ensure your votes are counted in your presence before you leave the polling booths.”
In his remarks, former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba, enjoined the people of the state to cast their votes for Abiodun as the state’s next governor.
He said the Vice-President, who was a representative of the President for the mega rally had brought good tidings for the people of the state and also to express appreciation for the electoral victory of the President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo.