Stakeholders have gathered in Ibadan at a programme to sensitize members of the public against post election violence and the need to promote unity in the society, organized by the Oyo state National Orientation Agency.
One of them, the Oyo Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Mutiu Agboke explained that for the society to experience peace during and after elections, political parties and security personnel should play the game according to the guidelines of INEC.
Mr. Agboke promised the commission’s resolve to consolidate on the 2019 general election with a view to making the 2023 election better.
Two religious leaders, Reverend Edward Alabi and founder, Shafaudeen in Islam, Professor Sabit Olagoke while attributing some of the causes of election violence to poverty, illiteracy and do-or-die politics on the part of politicians, admonished political office holders to ensure improved living standard of the people to maintain peace in the society.
State coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Oyindamola Bamgbose advised youths not to be allowed to be used to commit political crimes.
Responding, Oyo state coordinator, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mrs. Dolapo Dosunmu said the programme was organised to sustain the mandate of the agency in sensitizing the public on issues affecting them.