Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has charged the people of the state to vote according to their conscience in Saturday’s House of Assembly election.
Governor Akeredolu hailed the people of the state for their exemplary conduct during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
He said Saturday’s poll will provide oppurtunity for the people of the state to choose their representatives at the House of Assembly.
In a statewide broadcast, yesterday, Akeredolu attributed the peaceful atmosphere during and after the polls to the determination of the residents not only to participate in electing their representatives,but to always showcase the unique qualities of their decency and resilience for which the state is reputed.
He said: “I wish to thank you, profusely, for your cooperation in ensuring that the state remains a reference point for reasons of valour, courage and fierce independence in the art of deliberative governance.
“Your attitude left no room for conjectures. When you speak, it is eloquent, when you choose to act, your message is not mistaken. Our land is, indeed, a lesson for those who cherish frankness.”
Akeredolu also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, on their victory in the February 23 presidential election.
He said the victory represents Buhari’s widespread acceptability across all the country’s geo-political zones.
The governor expressed the belief that the President would use his re-election to consolidate on the achievements of his economic policies.
The governor, however, reminded the people of the state of the March 9 House of Assembly election and urged them to display good conduct that would be second to none in the forthcoming poll.
Said Akeredolu: “This is another very important exercise; local political leaders are going to be chosen to represent our people at the House of Assembly.
“I appeal to you to see this exercise as a strictly family affair in which brothers and sisters with shared heritage and even blood affinity, will be locked in an innocuous electoral combat for the benefit of all. Our dear state will be the ultimate winner if all of us approach it in the spirit of sportsmanship. All of us will be winners and our people will be the better for it.
“I enjoin you to participate, actively, without let or hindrance. The government, on its part, will ensure that adequate security is provided for all our citizens to exercise their franchise.”