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Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State has encouraged the residents of the state to adhere to the law, conduct themselves peacefully, and maintain order during Saturday’s local government election.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, Governor Oyebanji emphasized that the people should view the local government election as a significant step in fostering development and good governance at the grassroots level.

The governor urged voters to prioritize the overall interest of Ekiti and the interests of their respective local government councils when deciding who to elect.

Governor Oyebanji, however, urged them to go about the electoral process in an atmosphere devoid of rancour.

The governor equally appealed to the candidates in the election as well as the political class to pursue their ambitions and interests peacefully, noting that the peace of Ekiti State is not negotiable.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that Governor Oyebanji called on traditional, religious and community leaders to use their influence to prevent youths from engaging in activities that may have negative impact on the election.

According to the Governor, security agencies are at alert to respond to any act of violence or brigandage during the process. He, therefore, advised those planning to cause any disruption to reconsider their actions.

Governor Oyebanji additionally called on the state electoral commission to guarantee transparency and professionalism in conducting the election for the overall interest of the state.

“The local government election is crucial to our development agenda, and every citizen has a role to play in ensuring we have a hitch- free election that will produce a new set of officials for all our councils”, the Governor added.

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