The Osun state Police Command, on Thursday, stated that security has been beefed up in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of Friday’s Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2018 Osun governorship election.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the police was fully prepared for the outcome of the petition.

“Officers have been placed on red alert and are pro-active to prevent any kind of violence or demonstration in the state.

“We will, however, want to urge people of the state to maintain law and order and go about their lawful businesses without fear or intimidation,” she said.

NAN reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, had challenged the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, at the Osun 2018 Governorship Election Tribunal.

The tribunal on March 22 declared Adeleke as winner of the election, but the judgement was later overturned by the Appeal Court on May 9.

The case however moved to the Supreme Court for final judgement and the court is set to rule on the matter on July 5.

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