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Makinde Calls For Peaceful and Organized Local Government Elections



The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, has called for peaceful and organized polls during the local government election slated for Saturday.


Makinde, who stated this in Ogbomoso during the official presentation of flags to candidates of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the five local governments of Ogbomosoland, who are the standard-bearers of the party in the Saturday election.

In a statement by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, he said the governor spoke at a rally held in Oja-Igbo, Ogbomoso, saying that electing the right people into local government will strengthen the development already begun by his administration at the state level.

Makinde advised the politicians to make the election peaceful and prayed that the election will not claim any life.

The governor restated that his administration will construct the Iseyin-Ogbomoso road to smoothen the journey from Ibadan and drastically cut travelling time.

The governor said: “Your vote is what will make the projects we are doing in the state spread to the local government level. All the campaigns you held lately have been peaceful.

“So, I want to urge you to make the election peaceful as well and I pray that the forthcoming election will not claim the life of anyone.

“From Ibadan to Ogbomoso, we spent over two hours on the federal road, but the state government has constructed a road from Ibadan to Iseyin, which is about 40 minutes. I want to assure you again that the state government will construct another road from Iseyin to Ogbomoso, which will also amount to a 40-minutes drive.

“Very soon, this administration will clock two years. With all the challenges we have been able to surmount through the grace of God, we cannot but be grateful to Him. All our candidates in Ogbomosoland, you need to vote for them.”

He also appealed to the electorate to cast their votes for the standard-bearers of PDP, saying they will not be disappointed.

In attendance at the rally, the Chairman, Oyo State Governor’s Advisory Committee, Senator Hosea Agboola; commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Chairmen of the parastatal and the leadership of the party at the State Working Committee level.

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