General Elections: Governor Adeleke Advocates Peaceful Polls, Hosts Security Council Meeting
The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has advocated peaceful conduct of forthcoming general elections even as he brainstormed with security officials for sustainable peace and maximum security.
Addressing service commanders at the first Osun State Security Council meeting under his administration, the State Governor stated that peaceful poll on Saturday and beyond will deepen Nigeria’s democracy and enhance further realization of good governance.
“I convey this security meeting to review the state of security in Osun state and to strategise on how to further sustain the existing peace in our state. Osun has been largely peaceful. I attribute this to good governance and tireless efforts of our security agencies.
“Democracy does not need violence. We are called upon to make our choice peacefully. Your ballot is your power. It is your opportunity to decide who govern your state and country. Violence is otherwise contrary to the spirit of democracy”.
“I hereby direct security agencies to arrest and prosecute all identified thugs and criminals across the state. All hotspots should be thoroughly combed and agents of violence flushed out. Let the state be made safe for our people to peacefully exercise their voting rights”.
“I also call on all security agencies to ensure close cooperation and collaboration. Political campaigns are entering the most critical stages and we must sustain the peace and security we are currently enjoying”, Governor Adeleke stated.
The meeting which was held behind closed door had in attendance all service Commanders across the security agencies.
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the Executive Governor.