By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo
Ahead of the July 16 gubernatorial election in Osun State, the state chapter of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), has urged its members and the entire Muslims in the state to troops out and vote candidates of their choice.
The organization made the appeal during a press conference, appealing to politicians and people of the state to ensure peaceful conduct, before, during and after the election.
In his statement, the state coordinator, Immam Tajideen Adedokun emphasized on the need for people to get their permanent voters card to performed their civic responsibility.
The Islamic group also called on the Federal Government and the security agencies to be proactive in the security of lifes during the election period in the state.
He said: “Every eligible electorates are expected to perform their Civic responsibility of voting for the candidate of their choice by going to the polling station with their permanent voter’s card, present same to the INEC officials, maintain orderliness, obtain the ballot paper and cast votes in the cubicle without interference.
“We call on the INEC under Residential Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Abdul
Ganiyu Raji to please give all the candidates equal play ground, conduct peaceful, credible, acceptable and conclusive election.
“We equally appeal to all political parties and their members to comport themselves and inform their followers to shun any act of indiscipline or breaking down of law before, during and after the announcement of the results. We pray that “July 16” be a unique day
in our dear State.
“We are all aware of the state of insecurity in this country. This issue is serious and need to be addressed by the Federal Government.
“We appeal to the Security agencies to put more efforts in protecting the lives and properties of people and should not play politics with the issue of security being a very sensitive aspect of development”.
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