Edo 2020: Okunbo calls for violence-free election

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Barely five weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Captain Hosa Okunbo, who is one of the prominent citizen of the state has advised youths not to allow any politician use them to perpetrate violence in the state.

In a statement titled, ‘Captain Okunbo Calls For Violence-Free Poll In Edo State’, the businessman urged “parents to ensure their children and wards were not used by politicians to perpetrate violence before, during and after the election.”

“Elections would come and go but our great state would remain. Nothing thrives under violence. Our state can only move forward in a peaceful environment. We must begin to redirect our youths from negativism to positivism.

“President Jonathan said during the build-up to the 2015 election and he stood by his words that his ambition or that of any politician was not worth the single blood of any citizen. Likewise, no Edo citizen should have his or her blood spilled because of the ambition of any politician.

“Edo State is the only home we have and it is the only home we can identify with. The future of our state is pregnant. So let us identify strangers in our midst as they intend to import thugs to our midst. Let us report such to the police for necessary action,” Okunbo warned.




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