The Committee for the Protection of People’s Mandate (CPPM) condemns in strong terms the irresponsible, insensitive, callous, reckless, anti people and anti democratic call for the postponement of the 2016 Ondo State gubernatorial election by some 20 political parties.By this call, these political parties have exposed themselves as unworthy of the description of a political party established with the purpose of contesting election to assume public office for the good of the society.
The political parties have further lent credence to the long held suspicion that they are mercenaries for hire for political maneuvering by the highest bidder to the detriment of of public good which ordinarily ought to be the focus of their cardinal programme.
However, we must commends the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for being resolute, responsible and faithful to its constitutional oath and the electoral act by being focused on its commitment to a credible election despite the blackmail, provocation and intimidation by enemies of democracy.
We also want to commend the security agencies for the professionalism and neutrality exhibited in the discharge of their responsibility and urge that they step up their game to curtail the evil plot to taint the credibility of the forthcoming Ondo State gubernatorial election through the provision and deployment of water tight security before, during and after the election.
We call on the electorate in Ondo State to be vigilant, calm, orderly and resolute in the exercise of their civic duty on Election Day and refuse to be used as tools of violence by persons and groups who do not wish our country well.
As we go to the poll on Saturday 26th of November 2016, we at CPPM, wish the good people of Ondo State a successful and credible election which will go a long way in deepening our democracy and engendering societal peace to the glory of God and benefit of mankind.
Aluta continua, victoria ascerta.