Addressing members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and some community leaders from Ede and neighbouring communities at the palace of Timi of Ede, the Speaker said the appeal was necessary, following reports that some people are going about buying voters’ cards with the intent to use them to perpetrate electoral fraud.
Saying that the electorate should guard their cards and ensure that they vote massively for the ruling party on the day of the governorship poll, Sallam added: “I want to plead with you to guard your voter cards and don’t allow any desperate politicians to deceive you to sell it. Also ensure you guard your votes but do this without any form of violence.”
He urged residents of the area to ensure Governor Rauf Aregbesola was re-elected , adding that his achievements in close to four years in the saddle was enough to return him to office for another term on August 9.
He said: “I want to plead with you to ensure that Aregbesola is reelected for the continuity of developmental projects in the state. He has performed absolutely well during his first term and I believe if you elect him again, he will perform more than before.”
Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Lawal, commended the state government for extending its developmental projects to the community, urging all stakeholders to shun violence during the election, warning that seeking power through illegal means would not serve the best interest of the people.