By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has called on residents of the State to remain peaceful and avoid political violence in the countdown to March 11th governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Addressing stakeholders and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his residence, the Governor once again commended the massive support for PDP in the last Saturday’s election, calling on all political parties “to continue to maintain the peace as democracy is about making choices at the polling stations.”
He specifically warned against incitement, political violence and any other conduct that may breach the peace the State is currently experiencing, adding “We need peace all the time.”
In reference to last Saturday’s election, Governor Adeleke said “there is no winner, no vanquish,” calling on voters “to prepare again for the exercise of their fundamental human right come March 11.
“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, mobilise and exercise their civic responsibility. Let us avoid violence. Let us maintain peace. Our dear state is marked for good governance,” Adeleke added.