The newly elected governor of Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Wednesday described as embarrassing the inability of the Police authority to pay its men and officers who participated in the state governorship election on Saturday.
Akeredolu, who said that the policemen who took part in the election had been stranded and become a burden to him because they had been coming to his house since the Saturday election to demand for money from him, urged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to pay the allowances of security personnel deployed for the election.
This development came as the Akure Divisional Unity Forum (ADUF) advised the Governor-elect to emulate the principle of former Governor Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the first civilian governor of the state.
In the letter of congratulation signed by Chief Samuel Agboola Akintan and Prof Olu Aboluwoye, ADUF said the Akure division comprising of Akure South, North, Ifedore and Idanre Local Governments need rapid development.
Some security men posted for the election had protested the non-payment of their allowances in the state on Monday, causing traffic gridlock and logjam in Ondo West council area.
But speaking after he was given his Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Akeredolu disclosed that the security operatives complained to him that their allowances were not paid since they were deployed for the election last week.