NOA Organises Parley For Osun Stakeholders Ahead 2015 polls

inec_ballot_boxStakeholders in Osun State have been admonished to shun any act that could breach the peace and tranquility before and during the coming general elections.

They were also advised to play the game according to the dictate of Electoral Act.

These were the resolutions at a sensitisation programme on voter education, security awareness and environmental sustainability organised by the Osun State Directorate of National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Osogbo.

All the speakers at the sensitisation programme were of the views that if politicians play the game according to the rules, the general elections will be hitch free and credible in all ramifications.

The security personnel who also spoke at the event exonerated their agencies of any wrong doings during electioneering exercises, maintaining that the political class are the ones that normally attempt to heat the polity to outsmart one another before and during election.

This usually leads to violence and crisis, they noted.

In his keynote address, Osun State Director of NOA, Dr. Lawrence Olugbenga Martins, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the feat recorded in the August 9 governorship election in the state, urging the commission to keep up the standard it has set for itself and at the same time work towards improving on it to meet the international standard.

He also observed that security operatives must be appreciated for maintaining peace throughout the electoral process in the state.

“It is a thing of joy that all aggrieved persons did not take law into their hands but chose to seek redress through the proper judicial process.”

Martins stressed further that the sensitisation programme was aimed at engendering peaceful coexistence among leaders of political parties and their followers to promote tranquility.