Vote for cred­i­ble can­di­date for Ogun coun­cils – Amo­sun

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

The gover­nor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amo­sun, has urged the elec­torate to vote for can­di­dates of their choice in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment and lo­cal coun­cil devel­op­ment ar­eas elec­tions slated for Oc­to­ber 8 in the state.

Also, the Ogun State In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (OGSIEC) has dis­closed that only po­lit­i­cal par­ties rec­og­nized by the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) would be al­lowed to par­tic­i­pate in the elec­tions that would hold in 20 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas and 37 lo­cal coun­cil devel­op­ment ar­eas in the state.

The gover­nor, in an in­ter­view with news­men in Abeokuta, said se­cu­rity agen­cies would re­sist vi­o­lence and any act of in­tim­i­da­tion that would af­fect the elec­tion pro­cesses.

“My mes­sage to our peo­ple is to all come out to vote the can­di­dates of their choice. But, it should be peace­ful as we are not go­ing to tol­er­ate any act of vi­o­lence from any quar­ter,” he said.

The Com­mis­sioner III of OGSIEC, Barr. Mu­tiu Ag­boke, said only par­ties with au­then­tic ex­ec­u­tives would be rec­og­nized by the com­mis­sion.

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