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Normalcy Returns To Ibadan After Post Election Violence Anxiety

Normal business and commercial activities in the ancient city of Ibadan has picked up and returned to normal after initial scare of post election violence following the emergence of the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP as the governor elect at the election held on Saturday.
Tensions were heightened on Saturday in the ancient city following the murder of the House of Representative Member in the state Hon. Temitope Olatoye (Sugar). Hon Olatoye who is a supporter of the PDP governorship candidate died on his way to the University College Hospital after being shot through the eye. Rumours also flew around about the spate of reprisal attacks on various important political personalities and persons of interest.
However the state government in a bid to quell the impending crisis and allay people’s fears as a result of the killing of the Honourable member of the National Assembly has deployed security operatives in various areas of the state. The governor- elect Engr Seyi Makinde has also called for caution and calm by his supporters following his victory at the polls.
Major places in the city such as Iwo road, Alakia, Challenge were thrown into chaos as sporadic gunshots were heard at various parts of the city prompting residents to stay at home and vehicular movements were few and far between.
However, security operatives in the state seem to have doused the tensions as normal activities were seen picking up following a slow start and initial apprehension about security situation. The various market places and streets visited by our correspondent were filled with life amid caution as security operatives were seen at strategic locations within the city to forestall any break down of law and order.
Commercial activities have picked up in major places such as Dugbe, Mokola, Gate, Iwo Road and challenge. Internal and interstate transportation of persons and goods were seen being carried out by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and other Transportation outfits.

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