The Nigeria Police has deployed 800 officers to Ondo state towards maintaining law and order during the peoples Democratic Party(PDP) primary election.
ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this to newsmen at the venue of the primary election in Akure on Wednesday.
Ikoro said that the police are on ground not just because of the elections, but because they are always in the frontline when it comes to matters relating to security.
“We have mapped out the whole place like we did during the PDP governorship primary election on Monday to ensure that there is no problem throughout the election.
“Right here we have about 800 personnel and also have other sister agencies to support in ensuring the security of this place.
“We are certain nobody will misbehave this time around because all politicians are aware that today is for election and not to cause any unwarranted issues.
“If you have come to vote, vote and go and if you have any support to give to your person you can do that after leaving this place.”
Eight aspirants who are contesting for the PDP governorship ticket in the state include Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), Eddy Olafeso, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, Solar Ebiseni, Bode Ayorinde, Goddey Erewa, Banji Okunomo and Agboola Ajayi, who is the current Deputy Governor.