- Akeredolu has called for peace as INEC conducts governorship election
- The governor also urged citizens to conduct themselves in a responsible manner
- Going further, the governor said he has done his best for the people of Ondo state
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has urged the people of the state to be peaceful and orderly as they go to the polls on Saturday to elect a governor for the next four years.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of his campaign council, Mr Victor Olabimtan, on Friday in Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu appealed to the people to conduct themselves in a responsible manner to prove all who had predicted violence-marred polls wrong.
Akeredolu said he had done his best for the people and had left the rest to God and the people of the state to decide.
“Good people of Ondo State, I thank you for your support thus far,” he said as he remarked that his campain activitied had officially come to an end.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the people of Ondo State to maintain orderliness at the polling units and comply with all the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines as they go out to cast their votes on Saturday.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, gave the advice in an telephone interview.
Okoye urged the people to wear their face masks while going out to cast their votes in the Saturday governorship election in the state.
Legit.ng had also reported that a frontline pro-democracy group, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday, October 8, called on INEC to ensure that results from hard to reach areas in Ondo state are collated speedily during the governorship poll.
Speaking in Akure at the launch of the centre's Election Analysis Centre (EAC) ahead of Saturday's, October 10, Ondo governorship poll, CDD director, Idayat Hassan, said it is important for INEC to reciprocate the confidence which the electorates in the state have on it.
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