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Political Parties to Eschew Violence in Ondo State – Coalition of Civil Society

The chairman of the coalition, Mr Franklin Oloniju made the plea while on visiting the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura in Akure the Ondo state capital.

According to Oloniju, the utterances and actions of major political parties in relation to the governorship election should be moderated.

The group called for stiffer measures that will ensure that integrity of the process and outcome of the forthcoming primary elections and gubernatorial election in the state were not compromised.

Alasoadura, while responding, appreciated the leadership of the coalition for the visit.

He emphasized that political campaigns are supposed to be a competition of ideas and policies between different parties,stressing that many a time, campaigns result in violence and pandemonium as a result of electoral violence, where many had lost their lives.

Alasoadura urged civil society groups to create a synergy with the major actors continue to play by the book towards ensuring a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the election.

The coalition lauded the efforts of Senator Alasoadura, in reaching out to the coalition.

It also appreciated the giant strides of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration especially in provision of infrastructural facilities.

The group said “The development is not limited to infrastructure alone but every sector including health, education, security, among others, have been positively touched”.



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