Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has threatened to order the arrest of anybody who intimidates his supporters during the conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Abiodun made the threat on Sunday at his country home in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, while speaking with his supporters.
The governor, who spoke in Yoruba, told his supporters and the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to bow to any form of intimidation on election day.
Abiodun stated that as the Chief Security Officer of the state, he would order the arrest of anybody who poses a threat to his supporters I’m Saturday’s election.
He also alleged that his opponents have started importing political thugs into Iperu-Remo township ahead of Saturday’s election, promising to deal with them.
Speaking further, the governor told his supporters that they will celebrate and make merry if they return him elected in the upcoming election.
He said: “Don’t allow anybody to intimidate you on election day. I am sure you know that I am the governor, I am the governor of this state. I am the chief security officer of this state and I can (order) arrest (of) anybody.
“They (opponents) can go about grandstanding, but it’s of no effect. I’m a gentleman. But like they say, the gentility of a tiger is not a symbol of timidity.
“I leared some people have started importing thugs into Iperu, If I lay my hands on them, I deal with them and their thugs decisively.”