The Oyo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal will on Tuesday give judgment on the petition filed by former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, of the Accord Party, against the victory of Governor Abiola Ajimobi in the April 11 governorship poll.
Ladoja is challenging the declaration of Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the governorship poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The state Police Command said on Monday that it had deployed its men in the venue of the ruling, warning that anyone, who had no business with the tribunal, should stay away from the premises.
Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the state Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, would lead the operation.
He said, “We have enough well-equipped uniformed and plain-clothed policemen comprising operatives drawn from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, mobile police, Counter Terrorism Unit, Explosive Ordinance Department, State Intelligence Bureau, Dog section and mounted troops.
“The deployment has since commenced to forestall any breakdown of law and order. All the personnel deployed have been adequately briefed. The CP will personally be in charge of the operations. He has warned anyone, who has no business at the venue and its environs, to stay away.
“He further warned would-be miscreants, hoodlums and other social elements against fomenting trouble before, during or after the tribunal judgment as any erring person or group will be arrested and prosecuted.”
The awaited ruling has generated a lot of tension in both camps with words being traded by supporters and party chieftains.