The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has sassured that the Saturday governorship election in the state will be peaceful.
He stated this on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital, while signing a peace accord alongside the candidates of other parties in the election.
Akeredolu, who described Ondo people as peace loving, said the election will be peaceful for as long as security agencies are there.
The Ondo governor also disclosed that the 2020 governorship election will be the last election he would contest in.
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 has 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.
“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.”
Naija News reports that the Ondo governorship election will on this Saturday October 10, 2020.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Akeredolu, will slug it out against his deputy, Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Source: Naija News