There was a mild drama on the popular Emir road in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Friday afternoon, as supporters of the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, waylaid him and only dispersed after he threw money in bundles at them.
The crowd sang praise and victory songs to Mr. Ahmed ahead of Saturday polls.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the Governor was returning from Friday prayers before he set out to his home town where he is expected to vote.
“I got one thousand naira while the women got five hundred,” one of the people who waylaid Mr. Ahmed said.
Meanwhile Ilorin is quite peaceful and the governor has assured the people of the state of their security before, during and after the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.
Governor Ahmed said he received assurances from the Commissioner of Police and the heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of State Security and Civil Defence.
He said additional security personnel had been drafted from neighbouring states where there will be no gubernatorial elections to complement the efforts of the 9,000 officers already on ground in the state.
He said the ban on uniformed security officers accompanying individuals to polling booths on Election Day is still in force, adding any security personnel who violates the directive would be arrested immediately.
Mr. Ahmed also emphasised that the restriction of movement between 8 a.m -5 p.m. on Election Day. He urged the people to comply with the directive.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...