By Gbenga Olarinoye
With a few days to the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state, politicians in the state have been advised to imbibe spirit of tolerance to ensure continued peaceful coexistence of the society.
Speaking at an interactive session with key stakeholders in the state, organised by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in Osogbo, the Director General of the body, Mr. Mike Omeri, pointed out the need for stakeholders to embrace peace and impress it on their followers the importance of peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the poll.Omeri added that the task of achieving violence free election in the state required collective responsibility of everyone, charging politicians and their followers to eschew violence.
The NOA DG further urged politicians and their supporters to play the game according to the rule to deepen gains recorded since the return to the democratic dispensation.
He further explained that the agency had embarked on voters’ education campaign to mobilize and sensitize electorate on the need to exercise their civic rights.