Deji of Akure Holds Peace Parley with Ondo Politicians
Ahead of this Saturday’s House of Assembly election in Ondo State, the Deji and paramount ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi has held a peace meeting with politicians and leaders of commercial drivers, with a warning against instigation of violence before, during and after the polls.
While addressing leaders of political parties and their Assembly candidate at his palace in Akure, the monarch however, threatened to invoke the spirit of the ancestors on anyone that causes political unrest that could disrupt the existing peace in his domain.
Oba Aladetoyinbo also called on security agencies to stand up to their responsibilities in fishing out potential political troublemakers and to ensure that they deal with such, in line with the law and advised INEC to be fair to all parties.
Earlier, the Asamo of Akure, High Chief Rotimi Olusanya and the Elemo of Akure, High Chief Segun Adedipe, said the community would not allow the repeat of the ugly 1983 election violence that consumed many lives and property.
In their separate submission, a former state deputy governor, Ambassador Omolade Oluwateru who represented the PDP and the APC Chairman in Akure South Local Government area, Chief Olu Ojo, admitted there was tension ahead of the assembly election, but assured that the existing peace in the state would not be jeopardized.