Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on residents of the state to go about their franchise peacefully as he casts his ballot at ward 2 unit 9, Sagba Abogunde In Ede North Local Government 9 in the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Governor arrived at 8:42 and cast his votes at about 8:44 after accreditation and verification with BVAS machine.
Governor Adeleke seized the opportunity to praise the electoral act as a landmark contribution to Nigeria’s democratic development.
Accompanied by family members, the governor described the voting process as “speedy and efficient”, commending the electoral and security agencies for doing their jobs effectively.
“I have voted and as you can see, it went well. The Electoral Act is a legislation we should celebrate for refining our elections. Our votes now count.
“Again, I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for the courage and patriotism he demonstrated by signing the bill into law. It is a landmark law.
“I call on our people to remain peaceful and eschew violence. Democracy is about thumbprinting your choice, not about killing and maiming,” Governor Adeleke noted.