Osun Guber 2022: Oyetola, Adeleke Others Renew Commitment To Non violent Poll , Endorse VoteNotFight Campaign,


Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and other political gladiators  in the forthcoming gubernatorial election have endorsed the VoteNot Fight ,Election No Be War Campaign.

The visit led by the VNF National Ambassador Innocent 2Baba Idibia had the campaign donor National Democratic Institute (NDI) represented by the Country Director, Dr Steven Snook; Program Director, Bem Aga; and Program Officer, Civic Education, Youth and VNF, Tracy Keshi.

Other members of the team were NIGAWD Senior Program Manager, Kackah Alex; Tosin Ayo; VNF Steering Committee Member and Veronica Ene Onoja; StopVAWIP Convener, Justice Development and Peace Makers Centre (JDPMC)

The contestants  renewed  their commitment to  peace  during the advocacy visit of the SouthWest team of VoteNotFight Campaign to them in the state.

The Southwest Vote Not Fight (VNF), which is being implemented by a non Governmental organisation, The New Generation Girls and Women Development Initiative (NIGAWD) in collaboration  Osun Stop Violence against Women in Politics (StopVAWIP) Campaign is supported by the National Democratic Institute(NDI).

In his remarks, Governor Oyetola who expressed  delight about the initiative  also advocated greater attention  to Nigerisn youths.

He recalled that similar campaign was held in 2018 in Osun state  yielded poditive result ,noting that everyone wants the growth of the state, so it is important for us to hold a peaceful, free and fair election.

” It is an era of democracy, a government of the people, for the people and by the people, hence we must ensure that the electoral process is credible and there is equal participation of men, women and youths.

“The youths in Nigeria should desist from being political thugs and being used as instruments of violence by politicians. It is high time to have a youth commission that is saddled with the affairs of the youth: youth empowerment, youth employment, development programs

Oyetola, who used the occasion to outline some youth -friendly  policies  of his administration  hinted that youths and women were engaged in  capacity and life building skills.

The governor ,however appreciated NDI for supporting the programs which he noted  would  encourage constructive participation of youth and women in democracy in Nigeria.

The  Delegation also had separate interface  with candidates of Accord Party, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi; and  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The contestants after signing  the peace accord  were enjoined to them appeal to their followers on importance of peaceful and nonviolent conduct during election and after the poll

VNF National ambassador 2Baba Idibia appreciated Governor Oyetola and his administration for adopting and implementing the Osun Youth Agenda Policy document.

2baba stated that as the Chief Security Officer of the state, he was confident that new commitments and efforts will be made to make the July 16th election peaceful in Osun state.


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