President Muhammadu Buhari has assured all stakeholders of a credible governorship election in Ondo State on Saturday.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement on Wednesday titled, ‘President Buhari: All necessary measures in place to ensure peaceful, transparent and credible gubernatorial election in Ondo.’
Adesina said the President made the commitment in a video message to party supporters at the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress campaign for the Ondo governorship election.
The statement partly read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State is peaceful, transparent and credible.
“President Buhari also assured the electorate in Ondo of the provision of adequate security to forestall any breach of the peace by unscrupulous elements.
“In a video message to party supporters at the Grand Finale of the All Progressives Congress campaign for the Ondo Governorship Election, the President urged the electorate to turn out en masse to vote on Saturday without fear of molestation.
“He expressed confidence that the party supporters will vote in accordance with the laws guiding the electoral process.”
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking re-election on APC platform, will be slugging it out with Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede; his estranged deputy and Zenith Labour Party candidate, Agboola Ajayi, during the Saturday poll.