Ondo 2020: Assembly sensitizes residents to peaceful poll

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Saturday sensitized residents of Ondo South Senatorial District of the state to the need to ensure peaceful conduct of Oct. 10, gubernatorial election.

Speaking to newsmen during the sensitization tour, Mr Bamidele Oloyelogun, the Speaker of the Assembly, said that the residents needed to be reminded of their roles in making the state to remain peaceful before, during and after the election.

Oloyelogun added that the legislature had deemed it fit to engage in the sensitisation in order put all hands on deck for free, fair and credible election.

He, therefore, urged those with their permanent voter cards to come out enmasse and cast their votes under the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC).

Also speaking, Chairman, Ad hoc Committee on Information, Mr Olugbenga Omole, said the exercise was on the need to ensure a violence-free election ahead of the gubernatorial poll.

Similarly, lawmakers representing Odigbo Constituency 1, Mr Samuel Aderoboye, and Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Constituency, Mr Festus Adefiranye, advised the people to be law abiding and strictly observe the COVID-19 protocols during the elections.

The local government areas visited are: Ilaje, Okitipupa, Odigbo, and Ile-Oluji/Oke Igbo.