OSOGBO – President Goodluck Jonathan has warned miscreants to steer clear of the Aug. 9 Osun State governorship election or face the wrath of the law.
The president gave the warning at the campaign grand finale of Sen. Iyiola Omisore, the state’s governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo on Saturday.
Jonathan, who presented Omisore with the party’s flag, restated the determination of his administration to deploy massive security personnel to the state during the election in order to ensure that the exercise was properly policed.
“We will ensure that the election is violence-free. There must be one man one vote, one woman one vote and one youth one vote. You should all say no to violence and ensure that the votes count,” he said.
The president explained that the Federal Government would deploy enough security personnel to ensure the safety of lives and property, as well as a credible, transparent, free and fair election.
The president, therefore, urged the people to vote the PDP candidate to further facilitate Federal Government’s presence in the state.
In attendance at the rally were Vice President Namadi Sambo, PDP National Chairman Adamu Mu’azu, PDP Board of Trustee Chairman Tony Anenih and Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose.
Earlier, the president had visited the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade at his palace in Ile-Ife to pay homage. (NAN)