Olokode made the statement in a Press Release signed by the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola Olawoyin on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
According to the CP, the itinerary is to enable the Police make adequate preparations for the protection of lives and properties in the state ahead of the July 16, 2022 gubernatorial elections in Osun.
“As the Osun State Gubernatorial Electoral process and political activities gather momentum, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, has rejigged the security apparatus in the State to accommodate the peculiarity of this period.
The CP enjoins all the registered political parties in the state to submit their political party itineraries to his office (CP’s Office) ahead of any political campaign and rally. This is to avoid or safeguard clash of interest of political activities, fracas and to ensure adequate security coverage.
The CP also advise political parties/politicians to play the political game by the stipulated rules and ensure their campaign, procession and rallies does not hinder the legitimate activities/business of the citizens/road users.
The CP further solicits for the understanding, collaboration and cooperation of all political parties and stronger synergy between the police and members of the public to sustain the peaceful environment being enjoyed in the state.”