Sunday, February 5, 2023

Ondo: This Will Be My Last Election – Akeredolu

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The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has declared that the forthcoming October 10th governorship election in Ondo State will be his last election to contest in Ondo State. Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Akeredolu who is currently seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress {APC}. He made his statement on Tuesday at the State capital, Akure, while he and other candidates for the election signed a peace accord.

The Independent National Electoral Commission said the Peace Pact was meant to ensure a violence-free election come Saturday.

Addressing the National Peace Committee and his contenders, the governor Akeredolu said,

“This won’t be our first election, at least for me. This will be the third time around that I will be contesting in the state. And this will be the third and last time that I will be contesting an election in Ondo State.
“We went through elections in the last two occasions, all of us operating as brothers. I cannot recollect any violence in those two elections. But if we have one or two issues here and there, it is not to say that Ondo people are violent. Ondo State people, maybe learning from experience, have refused to be involved in violence. Elections here have always been peaceful.Rotimi akeredolu
“I can assure you that the election slated for Saturday will be peaceful for as long as our security agencies are there. Our people are not the one that can confront civil defence talkless of the police or soldiers. Ondo State people are peace-loving people.
“I will also still address the people on the need to avoid violence. A number of us who are contesting in the election talk to each other because we are colleagues.”

Akeredolu as well as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede; his estranged deputy and Zenith Labour Party candidate, Agboola Ajayi, as major contenders in Saturday’s poll.

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