The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, on Sunday commended security operatives and the electorate for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement in Abuja.
It would be recalled that the IGP lauded the massive deployment of police operatives, specialised units, and other human and operational assets, including three helicopters and a couple of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial surveillance.
He said four adequately manned gunboats for the riverine areas and Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) were among the operational assets deployed for the election.
Baba said the deployment to the three Senatorial Districts of the state was to ensure swift responses to some pockets of electoral issues.
He also appreciated the collaborative efforts of other security agencies that assisted in the peaceful conduct of the election.
The police chief further commended the electorate and other stakeholders in the conduct of the election for their role in collectively maintaining decorum and cooperating with law enforcement agencies.
He said the professionalism displayed by officers deployed for the election helped to garner trust and ultimately led to the success of the process.
Baba pledged that the force would continue to improve on its security mandate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Also, it would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun.
Announcing the results, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the INEC Returning Officer, said Adeleke scored 403,371 votes to beat his closet rival, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 375,027 votes.