Despite criticisms that followed the heavy presence of security men during the Ekiti State governorship election, the Federal Government is planning tight security for the August 9, 2014 governorship poll in Osun State and the 2015 elections.
It was gathered from sources on Friday that security agencies, especially the police, would pay special attention to some All Progressives Congress states when deploying personnel.
It was also learnt that security agencies would, next month, repeat in Osun State, what they did during the Ekiti State governorship election.
It was also gathered that states that were being targeted for special security focus include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, Kano, Borno, Adamawa, Sokoto, Yobe and Imo.
A highly placed security source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said, “Opposition parties should prepare for heavy deployment of security personnel in their states. With the success recorded in Ekiti, security agencies are preparing for a large deployment of their personnel. Helicopters and armoured personnel careers will be in many states during the general elections.”
When contacted, the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, confirmed that the police, in collaboration with other agencies, would ensure tight security during the 2015 polls.
He, however, said security agencies were not targeting opposition parties, saying all the states, where elections would hold, would be given equal attention.