Nigerian presidential candidate of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari and vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo attend a campaign rally on January 19, 2015 in Kaduna. Buhari will face President Goodluck Jonathan ~ CHRIS STEIN
Ibadan - The Oyo State Commissioner of
Police, Mr Muhammed Katsina, has commended the turnout of voters in the state, saying it was a good development for democracy.
Katsina said this in Ibadan on Saturday after monitoring the
accreditation exercise for the presidential election.
"I am impressed by the massive turnout of the electorate in all the areas I visited and their peaceful
conduct is highly commendable.
"This is apart
from some little hitches involving INEC at the collation centre at Molete and
these were later sorted out.
"The security officials assigned to all polling booths
have also ensured orderliness and this, I must say, is commendable," he
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He said his approach to the conduct of the electoral
exercise was through the use of
officers in the intelligence unit
who were on ground to interact with the
people, the physical presence of
officers and the deployment of undercover agents.
boss commenced the monitoring exercise at about 8.35a.m. in company
with the Comptroller of Customs,
Oyo/Osun Command, Mr Mohammed Bawa, and
heads of other agencies.
The convoy, which took off
from the Eleyele Police Headquarters, went through Sabo, Mokola, Yemetu, Kannike area of Beere, Isale Ijebu, Bode Oja,
Idi-Arere , Molete, Challenge and Olomi
areas of Ibadan
The Olomi Academy area where the NURTW secretariat is located and marked as a trouble spot was,
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