Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has enjoined the residents of the state to remain peaceful and avoid political violence in the build up to March 11th state election.
Addressing stakeholders and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party at his residence, Governor Adeleke once again lauded the massive support for PDP in last Saturday’s general election, calling on all political parties “to continue to maintain the peace as democracy is about making choices at the polling stations”
He noted, “We need peace all the time,” and issued a special warning against incitement, political violence, and any other behavior that would jeopardize the state’s current sense of tranquility.
Governor Adeleke stated in reference to the election held on Saturday that “there is no winner, no vanquish,” urging people to “be ready once more for the exercise of their fundamental human right come March 11th.”
The Governor said, “The outcome of last Saturday’s election is a manifestation of what democracy is all about. Democracy is like a sporting game, you win some, you lose some. But we must at all times, keep alive the spirit of sportsmanship”
” Our good people of Osun and Nigeria have voted. They have made their choices, leaders have emerged. We all now have a duty to sit down and serve the best interest of the voting public. This is no time for regret, recriminations, or blame game. We must sit-up and get to work as elected representatives of our people and as responsible members of the political class.
” As a winner or a loser, what democracy demands of you is commitment to the rule of the game. So, in the countdown to March 11, I call on Osun people to again get their PVC ready, mobilize and exercise their civic responsibility. Let us avoid violence. Let us maintain peace. Our dear state is marked for good governance.”
The meeting was attended by key leaders of the PDP in Osun State, elected Senators and House of Representatives members as well as State Assembly candidates from the 26 state constituencies.
Also in attendance were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Kazeem Akinleye; the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Teslim Igbalaye, the State Caretaker Chairman of the Party, Dr Akindele Adekunle, Yeye Modupe Adeleke-Sani, Hon Sunday Bisi, Dr B.T Salami and other Top leaders of the party in the state.