The Fear of Amotekun in Ondo Governorship Election


As the people of Ondo State planning for the Governorship Election on October 10th; The Action Alliance (AA) has urged Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu not to use the local security outfit, ‘Amotekun’, against opposition political parties before, during, and after the Ondo State governorship election.

According to the National Secretary of the party Mr James Vernimbe, mentioned this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Vernimbe said that although his party was fit, prepared and ready for the forthcoming election, it was paramount to checkmate the use of the ‘Amotekun’ security during the polls. “We urge the Government of Ondo state not to use ‘Amotekun’ security agents against the opposition in the state during the election.

“We also urge all security agencies to be neutral before, during, and after the election,” he concluded. He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to uphold its tenets and principles during the entire electoral process.

Mr Vernimbe said that Action Alliance would conduct itself under the election guidelines and regulations and was hopeful to emerge winner on Oct. 10.

In his counsel to the party supporters and residents; to conduct themselves properly and shun all forms of election violence during the polls.

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