Ondo council poll: Reps member urges youths against retaliation


Rep. Tajudeen Adefisoye, representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday urged youths who were wounded by political thugs in Idanre not to retaliate.

Adefisoye of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), made the plea in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr. Oluyemi Fasipe, in Akure.

Members of the party, including its local government chairmanship aspirant, Mr. Bankole Akinselure, were attacked during a meeting at the party’s  Secretariat on Tuesday in Idanre.

Our Correspondent reports that the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) had fixed Aug. 22 for the conduct of elections into the 18 local government areas of the state.

Adefisoye decried the attack, which he described as, “unprovoked and a ploy by those who masterminded it, to cause chaos in the peaceful town.”

He urged the wounded youths not to get distracted from the Saturday’s election in spite of the provocative attack, allegedly carried out by suspected the hired cultists.

Adefisoye, also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on the Army, called on the security agencies to wade in and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

He urged the electorate to react appropriately with their votes on Saturday.

The lawmaker promised to foot the medical bills of all the victims of the attack.

Adefisoye noted that no sacrifice would be too much to sustain the prevailing peace in the local government area.

He also urged the traditional rulers and leaders of thoughts in Idanre and Ondo State at large, to speak against the gagging of the opposition parties ahead of Saturday’s council elections.