Sultan of Sokoto has cautioned youths in Ondo State ahead guber election.
News Rain Nigeria reports that Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has cautioned youths in Ondo State to avoid any form of violence at the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
Note that Ondo State residents on Saturday will be deciding through the electoral process who will be their governor for the next four years.
Sultan Abubakar on Tuesday, in Akure the Ondo State Capital, called on the Youths to be circumspect and not allow themselves to be used as cannon fodder by politicians in the coming governorship election in Ondo state.
The Sultan also cautioned that any youth who toe the part of violence may regret to find out that he is alone in the end.
Ondo Election: Sultan Caution Youths Ahead Guber Poll
“To the youth, I repeat youths, do not allow yourself to be used by politicians because they will use you now to get to the government house. Once they are in there, you cannot see them again until the next four years.
“If you go violent and you get killed or maimed, they don’t know who you are or who your parents are..because the children of the elite, the ones contesting for this office are not out there in the streets shouting all these things, all these party slogans. It is the children of the poor:”
The Sultan was in Akure purposely to sign a peace accord among political parties and candidates ahead of the Ondo State governorship election.
Sultan Abubakar also used the occasion to warn the candidates not to see the peace accord as a mere ceremony.
“I will like to call on you not to see the signing of this Peace Accord as not just a mere ceremony formality but as a commitment by all of you, in fact, a covenant by which you will be held responsible for the outcome at the end of the day.
The peace accord signing was witnessed by the Incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Eyitayo Jegede, the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and Akeredolu’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi and thirteen other candidates signed the Peace Accord facilitated by the National Peace Committee.
Also in attendance at the peace accord signing is the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, the Sultan of Sokoto Abukabar Saa’d, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, former Bishop of Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan, traditional rulers, among others.
In his address, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who was ably represented noted that the Police will improve on the achievements recorded in the Edo election by ensuring the process is adequately protected, he said”The police are going to be professional to the core, we are going to protect lives and property, before during and after this election.