There is tension in the camps of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, ahead of today’s judgment in the July 16, 2022 governorship poll by the Election Petition Tribunal.
Former governor Adegboyega Oyetola had challenged the victory of Sen. Ademola Adeleke in his petition before the tribunal chaired by Justice Tertse Kume.
He alleged over-voting in 749 polling units and raised questions on the authenticity of the certificate of the winner.
Spokesperson SP Yemisi Opalola, in a statement yesterday in Osogbo, warned troublemakers to steer clear of the state and the court premises.
The statement reads, “As the Osun State governorship election petition tribunal set to deliver its judgment tomorrow, 27th of January 2023, Osun State Police Command wishes to assure the general public, especially the good people of the State of adequate security before, during and beyond the judgment.
“The Police in collaboration with other security agencies in the State have put all necessary security measures in place to deal decisively within the ambit of the law with anyone, group of persons who might attempt to foment trouble.
“Therefore, Osun State Police Command is using this medium to appeal to parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay out of trouble/violence. They should not allow themselves to be used by any vicious politicians to cause crisis in the State as the command will not tolerate any kind of thuggery or hooliganism.
“The CP enjoined the good people of the State to go about their lawful daily activities”.