TVC E. The Deji of Akure Kingdom in Ondo State, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi Friday called for calm in Akure and it metropolis following the non-inclusion of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN in the final list announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the forthcoming November 26, governorship poll.
A statement issued and signed by Deji’s Media aide, Mr. Michael Adeyeye shortly after an emergency meeting, the monarch urged all and sundry to desist from making burn-fire and dismantle all barricades along the major roads in Akure and its environs.
The statement reads, “the Akure Deji-in Council at an emergency meeting presided over by the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Aladelusi today reviewed the list of gubernatorial candidates as released by the INEC and the attendant effect of the substitution of the name of Jegede with that of Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of PDP.
“The council equally reviewed the statement credited to the Resident Electoral Commissioner who confirmed that the matter remains a legal issue that will be addressed by a higher court of law.
“In view of this, the Deji-in council wishes to appeal to all residents and indigenes of Akure to remain calm and be law abiding over this matter.
“The council admonishes all parties that the current peace being enjoyed cannot be compromised under any guise as there is no substitute for peace.
“The council wishes to thank and appreciate the law enforcement agencies for carrying out their lawful duties with every sense of responsibility and a high level of prefessionalism.
“The council advised all residents to go about the normal and lawful duties without any fear or favour.”