Speaker warns electorate against inducement in Osun gov poll


Najeem Salaam
Dr. Najeem Salaam, the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, has warned the warned the people of the state against being induced to vote.

The Speaker gave this admonition on Tuesday in a statement to felicitate with the people of the state on the occasion of Democracy Day.

The lawmaker, who is also a governorship aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress asked the people of voting age to discharge their civic responsibility as citizens using their permanent voter cards to vote in quality leaders.
Salaam said though he acknowledged  June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria; nevertheless, he stated that May 29 was equally significant as a day Nigeria crossed over from military regime to civil rule.
He stated that the opportunity offered by this day must be taken by the people to recognise the office of the citizen as an existential office, using their votes wisely without inducement from politicians.
He said,  “We have reached a phase in our political life in which the people who are electing politicians to manage their affairs must show interest in the way they want to be governed and who are elected to govern them.

“This is the best to way to recruit political leaders, this is the way to go, not offering votes for a tagged price.”
The Speaker further urged politicians across the divides to eschew violence before, during and after the election, saying election should be held under a carnival like atmosphere and not war-like approach.

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