Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has commended the people of Ondo State for their apathy towards the ‘purported’ local government poll held on Saturday in the state.
He expressed dismay by the high level of violence and brigandage that characterised the election that was conducted by the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) to usher in elected officials at the third tier of government.
According to Ajayi “Reports available to me showed that many people were injured in some local government areas while government functionaries in conjunction with security agencies were seen carting away ballot papers”.
The Deputy Governor, who is also the governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), however hailed the citizenry who saw through the façade called Local Government election and stayed away from it.
His words, “From the charade held on Saturday, it is clear that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government in Ondo State has lost the goodwill that brought it to office four years ago.
“It is also clear to all and sundry that the charade put up by the outgoing governor of Ondo State in the name of local government election, is a ploy to escape the people’s wrath for his poor governance in the state, which has failed”.
The Deputy Governor urged the people of Ondo State to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) ready in order to vote out the present government.
Ajayi expressed confidence that the October 10 governorship election will be devoid of violence and will reflect the electoral wish of the people of Ondo State.
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