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As the 2019 elections get closer, different parties in Ekiti tighten their belt as they embark on house to house campaigns seeking voters support.

Others have also embarked on ‘road-shows in major towns, villages and hamlets to sell their candidates and manifestos of their parties to the electorate.

They are also sensitising the electorate on the dangers inherent in the careless voting that could result in voided votes.

In the camp of APC, the party has constituted vote canvassers whose jobs are to go to people’s houses and convince them on why they should vote for the party.

Wife of the Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, who doubles as Chairman of the Women’s wing of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in the state, confirmed the development.

She said that the engagement of the house-to-house canvassers was meant to ensure total victory for all the candidates of the party in the impending general elections.

On the side of the PDP, the same scenario is also playing out, as Senate Minority Leader, Mrs Abiodun Olujimi, Obafemi Adewale and Sen. Duro Faseyi, all soliciting votes ahead of the elections.

Olujimi, Adewale and Faseyi are PDP’s senatorial candidates for Ekiti South, Ekiti Central and Ekiti North Senatorial Districts respectively.

PDP’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Jackson Adebayo, predicted victory for his party in the elections.

Members of different forces, consisting of soldiers, policemen, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Immigration as well as the Federal Road Safety Commission are on ground to maintain law and order in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Ekiti State Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the deployment.

He, however, clarified that the presence of policemen was meant to guarantee the safety of lives and property.

He said the security men were operating under a special task force, code-named: ‘Operation Make Ekiti Safe.’

Their operations were visible along Ado-Ilawe Road, Ado-Iyin Road, Ado-Ijan –Ikare Road, Ado-Ikere-Akure Road, Ado-Iwiroko-Ifaki Road among others.

He urged members of the public not to be apprehensive about the operations of men in uniform.

Ikechukwu asserted that the operatives were only after those with sinister motives of making Ekiti unsafe before, during and after the elections.



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