Osun 2014: Presidency committed to free and election, says Ben Obi

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Ben Obi, Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Inter-Party Affairs, has stressed the need for the conduct of a free and governorship election Osun State.

He made the call on Thursday, Osogbo, at a sensitisation workshop organised by for contesting the poll.

Obi said: “Party followers should be enlightened to understand and accept that two cannot occupy a position meant for one person.

“All well-meaning Nigerians should be concerned when the environment is over heated by provocative language.

“This does augur well for contestants, the electorate as well as the political and systems.’’

The Special Adviser reminded of the need to ensure compliance with the revised ’ code of conduct they signed.


“Most of our have negated a lot of duties and concentrated mainly on elections and attaining political power at the expense of entrenching democracy,” he pointed out.

The chairman of the occasion, Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd), charged all stakeholders to give the growth and stability of democracy the attention.

He stressed on the need for political parties and stakeholders to make the indivisibility and peaceful co-existence of the country a priority.

“A country cannot be truly democratic until its citizens have the opportunity to choose representatives through transparent elections,” he added.

Speaking, Senator Sunday Fajinmi, Alliance for Democracy , said that the only way to make political contests less violent was to make political offices less financially attractive.

Adding voice, Adejare Bello, the PDP Deputy , urged to refrain from promoting . (DailyPost)