The governorship aspirant of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade has raised concern over the rate at which unauthorised security officials were patrolling the Ipokia Local Government area to intimidate voters from exercising their rights to vote.
He made this observation after casting his vote at his polling unit in Ward 003, Unit 022, in the Motor Park area of Ago-Sasa, Ipokia Local Government.
Akinlade, while condemning the actions of the unauthorised security officials in his local government, said the people were determined to cast their votes despite the intimidation.
Akinlade said, “If I’m to go by what I heard this morning that unauthorised soldiers and men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who had not been deployed to work in Ipokia Local Government, took the personal vehicle of someone we all know in the local government and started moving around to intimidate voters, then I should be concerned.R
“But, I immediately called the commanding officer in Owode and the Brigadier General at Alamala, to intimate them of that development and they assured me that they would look into it immediately.
“The action of unauthorized security personnel roaming around is scary for our democracy.
“If this is happening, we should be concerned and if this can happen in my own local government, then imagine what is happening in the other 19 local government in the state. But I have called those I need to call and they have assured me that it would be looked into.”