The Police Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said that the police now understand the tricks behind elections in Nigeria.
This is coming just after the Osun State governorship election, where Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He noted that the 2023 election would not be a challenge for the police as the Force was now capable of handling election security.
Posting on Twitter Sunday morning, via @Princemoye1, Adejobi said, “Like I say always, any further elections in Nigeria will be a walkover for us, including the 2023 general election, as we are capable of handling election security, we got d game tricks now.”
Prior to the Osun governorship election, several suspected thugs, numbering up to 15, were arrested and handed over to the police in an effort to ensure a free and fair election.
The PUNCH reports that INEC declared Adeleke the winner of the Osun governorship election.
The Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced that Adeleke got a total of 403,371 votes beating the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who got 375,027 votes in a keenly contested race.
He said, “I declare Adeleke Ademola Jackson Nurudeen, on behalf of the chairman of INEC, of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.”
According to the total votes recorded by the electoral umpire, the PDP won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state, while the APC won the remaining 13.