Violence in Ondo as Residents Protest Removal of Eyitayo’s Name from INEC List. Jimoh Ibrahim shelves his visit to the capital city of Ondo State.
Akure is near boiling point this morning as residents took to the street to protest the removal of the name of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede SAN from the final list of INEC.
As at the time of filing this report major highways in the capital city and other parts of the state have been blocked by protesters burning tires, activities in the capital city is at lull as residents stay indoor over fear that the protest might soon turn awry.
It was reliably gathered that plan by Jimoh Ibrahim to visit the state today have been shelved for fear of not being welcomed.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Government has appealed for calm and peace over the conflicting pronouncements emanating from the Courts and INEC on the gubernatorial candidates in respect of the forthcoming elections scheduled for 26th November 2016.
A statement by Ondo State Information Commissioner, Mr Kayode Akinmade urged the people to keep the calm and not result to self help.
He assured that steps are being taken to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice as the will of the people shall be respected.
He cautioned that life and property should not be destroyed because any untoward reaction at this moment will only heightened the body polity.
The government said human blood is too precious to be sacrificed on the altar of politics and politicking, with a caution against any form of violence, explaining that the peace and tranquility which the state has enjoyed in the last seven and half years should not be truncated.