According to a publication on Punch Newspaper, Governor Ajimobi of Oyo State expressed sadness over pockets of violence and killings that characterized Saturday’s election in the state.
“I am saddened by the turn of events, which is antithetical to the pervading peace in the state. The violence and killings are highly depressing and regrettable. The desperation and do-or-die that attended the elections were uncalled for since the candidates in the governorship and assembly elections were in the race to serve the people and not themselves. It is heartrending that Olatoye and others had to die because of election. Nobody’s ambition should be worth the blood or life of any citizen. I am, therefore, appalled that some unscrupulous politicians and their followers have turned this contest into a do-or-die affair, which is alien to democratic norms in saner climes. We struggled hard for this democracy, and for it to be entrenched, we must eschew every act of bitterness, desperation and foul play during elections”
“In life, you win some contests and you lose some. If we imbibe this philosophy, we will take every victory and defeat with an equal measure of equanimity”
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