AHEAD of tomorrow’s governorship election in Ondo State, political gladiators in the state have been implored to respect the peace accord signed on Tuesday with the National Peace Committee.
The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Southern Zone, made this plea in a statement signed by its acting chairman and secretary, Mas’ud Akintola and Abdul Azeez Babalola.
The organisation reminded the candidates that power belongs to God and He gives it to whomsoever He pleases, hence they should play the game according to the rules.
It called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement agencies to not only ensure a level playing ground for the contestants but also remain impartial until the end of the exercise.
NACOMYO also appealed to the electorate to do better than below the 26 per cent turnout recorded in the recent Edo State election, warning them against staying at home when decision about who governs them is being taken.
The organisation called for prayers for a credible, peaceful and fair election in the state tomorrow.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Leye Oyebade has sounded a note of warning to political thugs planning to disrupt the peace of this Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, saying the police would deal with anyone or group of people found culpable.
The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. He succeeds Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September, after reigning for 45 years.
The Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure, on Tuesday, sentenced the Founder and General Overseer of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, to life imprisonment over the disappearance of one year toddler, Gold Kolawole, during Sunday service in his church last year.