By Funmi Adekoya
Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on people of the state to mobilize and troop out peacefully to elect leaders of their choice at Saturday’s general elections.
In his pre-election statement, Governor Adeleke described Saturday’s election as a critical milestone in the democratic development of Nigeria in which all eligible citizens must actively participate to decide the future of the nation.
“My good people of Osun state, the general election is here and we have a patriotic duty to actively join the electioneering process. Your vote is your power and your ticket to securing good governance for yourselves and our future generation”.
He urged all eligible voters to take up their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, and participate in the electoral process by voting for the candidate of their choice.
The governor noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has provided an enabling environment for the conduct of free and fair elections, assuring that security agencies have also mobilized to protect citizens as they exercise their constitutional rights.
While warning against electoral violence, Governor Adeleke said security agencies are under strict instruction to clamp down on hoodlums and agents of violence.
Governor Adeleke called on residents of Osun State to make the state the most peaceful throughout the election period and beyond.
He added that the election must be held under a peaceful atmosphere noting that democracy is about choice, not killing and maiming.
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