Political Violence : Kwara State Government bans street rallies, processions




By kehinde Emmanuel, Ilorin


Following the outbreak of violence in Kwara state recently, the state government has banned all forms of political street rallies and processions in the state with immediate effect


The state governor,  Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed announced this on Tuesday during a special broadcast on the recent political violence in the state capital, Ilorin.


He said only political rallies at designated areas with prior notification to the state Police Command will be allowed henceforth.


Ahmed added that perpetrators of  recent political violence in Ilorin metropolis would be apprehended and be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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He warned that the government would spare no effort in protecting lives and property, urging citizens to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities and movement to the security agencies for prompt action.


Ahmed said the State has established a Joint Security Task force during the emergency security council meeting held on Monday.


He maintained that the security agencies are capable and ready to forestall further reoccurrence of such ugly incident.


The governor tasked politicians to campaign and solicit vote in decent manner and refrain from deploying inciting and divisive rhetorics.


He advised those seeking political leadership to prioritise the lives of those they seek to govern.

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Ahmed assured residents that all constitutional means would be deployed for their safety before, during and after the elections.


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