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Barely 12 hours to the Saturday, June 18 Ekiti state Governorship Election, the Nigerian police has appealed to residents of the state to collaborate with its personnel, in their efforts at ensuring a credible process and protecting the sanctity of the ballots.

The Deputy Inspector General of police supervising the Election, Babatunde Kokumo said this while briefing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.

DIG Kokumo called on both local and international observers to get their accreditation tags in order to enable them observe the electoral processes without being harassed, noting that the police will not allow uncredited observers or media personnel access to move around.

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He warned residents to desist from utterances and actions that could mar the peaceful conduct of the election.

DIG Kokumo restated the determination of the police to enforce the new electoral act, noting that the police is collaborating with other Security agencies to ensure peace during and after the election.

As at the time BCOS news was filing this report, a combined team of Security agents were on show of force on the streets of Ado Ekiti with Armoured Personnel carrier and other operation vehicles.

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