Akeredolu calls for reduction of political parties

By Chris Chimezie
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has charged the National Assembly to find a solution to the high number of political parties listed on the ballot papers for election.

Governor Akeredolu who voted at 10:20a.m at Ijebu 2 Unit 6 Ward 5, explained that the high number of parties on the ballot papers gave it an unwieldy nature, hence, making it difficult to find the appropriate candidate and party of choice.

He praised the impressive turnout of the electorate who he noted conducted themselves in an orderly manner while voting for candidates of their choice.

Commenting on the exercise, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adekola Olawoye (SAN), who voted at Ehin Ogbe, Ward 1,Unit 5, described the poll as the most peaceful he ever witnessed adding that the turn-out was massive compared to that of the Presidential and National Assembly held a forthnight ago.

He expressed confidence that the ruling party, would at the end of the election, win the majority seats in the House, saying such situation would enable the Executive and the Legislature have a more cordial relationship that would give room for the execution of government’s manifestoes for the betterment of the people.

Also speaking in his country home, Ipele, Sen Titus Olupitan hailed the impressive turn-out of the electorate and for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner.

Describing the exercise as peaceful and credible, he expressed optimism that people of the state, having enjoyed good governance in the last two years, are eager to continue identifying with Akeredolu’s visionary leadership style which had impacted positively in their lives.

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Similarly, State APC Woman leader, Mrs Atinuke Witherspoon who voted at Unit 3, Ward 7 in Ipele, described the electorate’s response as amazing and expressed happiness over the decision of the people of the community to vote massively for candidates of the party for more dividends of good governance.

Also addressing journalists, candidate for Owo Constituency 2, Dr Adeyemi Olayemi said the election went peacefully and orderly.

Also, Miss Omolade Esupofo, Presiding Officer, Ijebu 2 Ward 5 Unit 6, said voting started at 8:03 a.m and was going on smoothly while the materials arrived early.

She further explained that the smartcard reader was functioning smoothly.

Earlier, Sola Oludipe, a former member of Ondo State House of Assembly, said he had voted while election was ongoing peacefully in the area.

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