Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Monday expressed his avowed committment to free, fair, credible and violence free polls in the forthcoming General elections.
Akeredolu also promised to give the necessary support to all security agencies to enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise on the election day.
The Governor stated this while receiving the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge Training and Development, Yakubu Jubril at the Governor’s office in Akure, the state capital.
The DIG was accompanied by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) zone 11 in charge of Ondo, Oyo and Osun States, Leye Oyebade and the new Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie.
Jubril is the supervising DIG in charge of General elections for the South West States.
Akeredolu, represented by the Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, said “we are committed to free and fair election not only in Ondo State but in all south west states.
“We won’t compromise but we will give all necessary supports to our security agencies that will enable us to guarantee safety of the voters before, during and after elections.
“Ondo State is a peaceful state and that is why there is no report of political killings in this state.
“There is no cause for alarm. We will continue to tell our party supporters and the people of Ondo State that we don’t have any other state except Ondo state.
“We are keen to ensure peace in state ondo. It is our pray that the experience of 1983 won’t re-occur again in Ondo State”.
Jubril said his mission was to ensure elections in Ondo State and other south west states are conducted peacefully.
The DIG, who claimed to be familiar with Ondo State, said he did his NYSC in Owo between 1983/1984.
He promised that the police will give all voters the enabling environment to go out and cast their votes for candidates of their choice on election day.