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INEC commissioner arrives for Osun election

23 July 2014, 10:19

Osogbo - Ahmed Wali, National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday arrived at Osogbo to supervise the August 9 governorship election in Osun.

A statement signed by INEC Chief Public Affairs Officer in Osun, Adenike Tadese, said the deployment would enhance transparency and fairness during the election.

The statement said that Wali was received by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun, Olusegun Agbaje, and the management of the commission.

Meanwhile, Police Command in Osun on Tuesday restated its resolve to protect lives and property.

This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Ibrahim Maishanu, Commissioner of Police and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.

The statement appealed to the media to be alive to their social responsibility of reporting the truth and avoid unconfirmed reports.

It described the report in some national newspapers as a mere falsehood, meant to unduly cause crisis and generate tension among the people.

The police commissioner also said that no ammunition was found in the private residence of the executive secretary.

A report had alleged that Dosumu was whisked away for being in possession of 17 Kalashnikov rifles, 10 Pump Action guns and 50 machetes, adding that the allegation was false.

It stated that the police received a petition signed by one Hashim Abioye alleging attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms, violent conduct and criminal assault against four persons.

According to the statement, this kind of allegation is very sensitive and requires to be verified by the appropriate authority, which is the police.

 - NAN

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