Election not worth blood of anyone, says SDP standard-bearer, Ayegbusi
•Segun Oni’s supporters explain why they went to court
Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Akinloye Ayegbusi, has cautioned fellow contestants against blood shedding.
Ayegbusi, who made the call during his tour of the local council areas, said that the July 14 poll is not worth the blood of anyone.
He visited the monarch of Aisegba-Ekiti, Oba Solomon Omotoyinbo, where he urged traditional rulers to caution their subjects on the need for peace before, during and after the election.
He said: “I want to plead with the royal fathers, being the main custodians of our cultural values to disseminate the information to the youths. They should not allow any politician to use them as tools for violence.
“We must insist on a free and fair election in an atmosphere that is devoid of violence. Violence has been the character of the political gladiators in Ekiti, but we are bringing fresh ideas.”
He restated SDP’s main agenda of empowerment and sustainable employment generation for the youths.
Ayegbusi also visited other rulers, including the Regent of Agbado-hrh, Mrs Oke Ojo, Onimesi of Imesi, Oba Oladimeji Adeyeye, and the Ajagun of Iluomoba Ekiti, Oba Jimoh Adetiba.
At Ode Ekiti, headquarter of Gbonyin local council, he urged the electorate not to vote for leaders who are bent on recycling themselves.
The banker-turned politician said: “The APC and PDP have both proved beyond reasonable doubt that they have nothing to offer at this present time.”
“SDP is promising a new lease of life, massive job creation, industrialisation, and agricultural revolution,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Segun Oni Campaign Organisation has explained that they challenged Kayode Fayemi’s emergence in court, in the interest of the party.
In a communiqué by its Director General, Dr. Ife Arowosoge, in Ado Ekiti, he said Oni supporters were treated as outsiders after the primaries.
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