- Deji of Akure has issued a stern warning to political gladiators in Ondo state, threatening to place curses on violence perpetrators
- The traditional monarch reeled-out these threats during a meeting with necessary stakeholders ahead of the guber poll
- Ondo guber election will hold on Saturday, October 10, in all the 18 local government areas of the state
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Deji of Akure, Oba Oba Akadelusi Aladetoyinbo, has vowed to place curses on those intending to cause commotion and violence during the forthcoming election in Ondo state.
The traditional monarch made this known in his palace on Wednesday, October 7, when he played host to representatives of political parties and necessary stakeholders in the state.
Ondo governorship election will hold on Saturday, October 10, in the 18 local government areas of the state, with incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu throwing the hat into the ring again.
Another two frontline candidates are Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alfred Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor of the state, who is vying for the top seat on the platform of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Condemning the pocket of violence witnessed by the state recently, Deji of Akure appealed to all the players, actors and gladiators in the race to embrace peace.
The monarch, who was represented by the Elemo of Akure, High Chief Segun Adedipe, stressed that the issue of violence during the election would not be treated with soft gloves.
Also speaking at the event, the Akanpinsa of Ipinsa, Oba Olufunmilayo Omoniyi also urged political players and stakeholders to avoid a clash.
Meanwhile, the government of the United States has charged all the stakeholders in Ondo to ensure that there is a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful election in the state.
This was contained in a statement released by the U.S mission in Nigeria on Tuesday, October 6, with days to the election.
While urging political parties and security agencies to ensure a smooth process and credible exercise, U.S government said it is committed to the strong partnership between Nigeria and America.
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