By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State Deputy Governor and governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party in the October governorship election, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has commended the people of the state for shunning the Local Government election purportedly held on Saturday.
He said the current Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had lost credibility hat brought him to power in 2016.
The Deputy Governor in a statement obtained by WESTERN POST through his press secretary, Babatope Okeowo, on Sunday, said the election, was characterized by the high level of violence and brigandage.
The election 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 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 commended the good people of the state who saw through the facade called Local Government Election and stayed away from it.
“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 governor of Ondo State in the name of Local Government election which is a ploy to escape the people’s wrath for his poor governance in the state has failed.”
The Deputy Governor asked the people of Ondo State to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) ready in order to vote out the government of Governor Akeredolu.
The Deputy Governor 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.