By Lawani Mikairu
Dr. Bode Ayorinde , a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Owo/Ose Constituency in Ondo State, has called on members of his constituency and the entire Ondo state people to avoid violence and work towards achieving peaceful elections.
Ayorinde who is seeking re-election under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, urged his people to remain calm and trust in God for a good outcome for the party in an atmosphere of peace. He also urged his supporters not to be provoked or frustrated, but to remain resolute and cast their votes next Saturday.
He further said that the potential for greatness for Nigeria is huge and stands to be realised when the right people are voted into office. The Lawmaker, who disclosed that he was in Owo where he has come with his family to cast their votes in the presidential election, expressed his abhorrence for political violence and thuggery in elections.
He said : “Personally, I have a huge investment in my town and in my people, The Achievers University, Owo is the Second largest employer of labour in Ondo State, after the State, I live amongst my people, and their lives matter to me, whatever the party inclinations, I cannot stand to see anyone brought to harm through a direct or indirect act of mine”.
“One major goal driving my political activities and business development is to bring development to my community and a better quality of life for my people, a dream I have worked long and hard for”.
“So I shall be grateful to my people if they conduct themselves well during these elections because it is in peace that they can elect the candidates that will represent them well. I also urge them to resist the temptation to be provoked and report any untoward activities around them to concerned authorities, especially the security agencies,” he added.