The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun state, Segun Agbaje has become more security conscious.
Agbaje has beefed up security around himself societynow.ng can report authoritatively.
The reason for his action is simple. He does want a replay of the attack that befell recently, a source in the know disclosed.
Information gathered revealed the face of Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun state, a couple of days back, was attacked and humiliated by a number of angry youths at a function.
The occasion was the burial ceremony of Ademola Ibitoye the former Rector of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
The ex-rector and traditional title holder was buried on Friday, November 2, 2018.
The burial held at the former polytechnic boss’ hometown Ikirin, Osun State.
The problem started for Segun Agbaje when he was given the opportunity to make comments about the just conducted Osun gubernatorial election, a source at the event divulged.
“As soon as he stood up to talk a section of young men at the venue began to hurl curses and abuses at him. They even told him he won’t be allowed to go out of the place without explaining what really transpired during September 22 election…” an eyewitness stated.
All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola won People’s Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke with a slim merging – in a manner currently disputed in court – at the gubernatorial election.
According to sources, efforts to calm the aggrieved youths down fell on deaf ears as they went ahead calling Agbaje all sort of unprintable names.
The available information showed It took the intervention of security operatives at the function to smuggle the INEC boss out of the event.
“When the security men at the venue realized the youths were becoming more aggressive and started moving closer to where Mr. Agbaje was, they quickly smuggled him out of the place”, another source explained.
The unfortunate incident has however forced the INEC representative to take the issue of his security more seriously.
He now moves about with an increased number of security men multiple sources confirmed to societynow.ng.