People urged to perform their civic duties

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Aug 2nd, 2014
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Ahead of next Saturday’s election in Osun State, a group, the Progressive Solidarity Forum (PSF), has enjoined the people of the state not to be discouraged by the series of ploys to discourage them from performing their civic duties.

PSF condemned the attitude of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the face of the challenges currently facing the country.

It expressed worry at what it described as the “excesses and the recklessness of President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP in undermining all positive steps to change Nigeria for the better.”

While scoring the performance of the ruling PDP low ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state, the PSF warned against the arbitrariness of the Federal Government in the deployment of its vast resources purportedly for peaceful election purposes.

The PSF advised the Federal Government to respect the rights of the people of Osun State to have a free and fair election in an atmosphere devoid of intimidation and arbitrary arrest.

“Osun people must be allowed to choose freely. We therefore, enjoin the people of Osun State not to allow the so-called ‘federal might’ rob them of the enviable developments and visionary leadership they currently enjoy under the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

In a statement signed by its Global Coordinator, Dr.  Ibrahim Emokpaire, and Director, Media, Onowu Amaechi Nwaenie, the PSF said it would not be hoodwinked by the explanation of INEC, PDP and the Federal Government on the removal of the INEC Resident Commissioner and the appointment of new INEC Resident Commissioner a few weeks to election in Osun State.

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