Osun inauguration: Security agencies issue warning against rumoured threat

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Ahead of the Sunday, November 27, 2022 inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the governor of Osun State, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Faleye Sunday Olaleye has disclosed that all security agencies in the State are ready to deal with political miscreants who are threatening to disrupt the inauguration process.

Olaleye, who is chairman of the Joint Security Council, made this known on Tuesday while inspecting the Osogbo Township Stadium venue of Sunday’s inauguration ceremony.

Leading other heads of security agencies in the State to the stadium, Olaleye revealed that the aim of the inspection is to map out strategies for the day.

According to the Osun police boss, “We have heard a lot of rumours and misinformation that the programme may be disrupted.

“We heard that thugs are coming in to take the venue by force, burn party offices, tear posters, We just want to warn them, they should not dare us, and anyone who wants to foment trouble will have themselves to blame.

“We are aware that there are thugs and we have met with the executives of the two parties and they have assured us that nothing will distort Sunday’s programme.

“But the third party spreading misinformation, we assure them that we are equal to that task as we have discussed in the meeting. We have mapped out our plans. We just want to sound a note of warning. Nobody should dare us,” he added.

Olaleye enjoined parents and guardians to warn their wards to stay clear of anything that would cause breach of peace as anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law.

While maintaining that it is not business as usual, he encouraged law abiding citizens that will be coming to the inauguration to come without apprehension as adequate security had been provided before, during and beyond the transition programme.

The Osun governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the incumbent, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 16, 2022 Osun gubernatorial election.