‘The law does not frown against taking charms to polling booths’ – Aregbesola advises voters

by Zara Mustapha


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has urged residents of the state to go to polling booths on August 9 armed with protection from charms to verses from the Quran and Bible.

The Mr. Aregebesola made this statement in Ikire on Tuesday during his campaign, addressed the crowd in Yoruba language tasking them to go out and cast their votes and stay back until the result was announced to avoid rigging.

He however did not specify what the charms, verses from the Bible and Quran should be used for..

The gov. during his speech, described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an  assemblage of men who are promiscuous for asking young women to “dress to kill” while going to cast their ballots during the governorship poll.

“Make sure you go to cast your ballots with everything. I am not saying you should go there with guns but the law does not frown against charms, verses from the Quran and psalms of the Bible,” the governor said.

The Punch reports:

“Cast your votes for APC and stay back. Wait for the sorting, counting and announcement of result. Make sure you are there to witness how agents would sign the election results. Stay back, don’t hurry home to avoid manipulation.”

Aregbesola promised that he would performed more that what he is doing now if he is voted back into office.

He stated that the kind of beautiful schools built by his administration were previously considered to be impossible. According to him, the kind of structures used as school buildings during the PDP regime were not fit for animals to dwell in.

Aregbesola said, “We are of the opinion that power is responsibility. But PDP believes that power has no responsibility. That is the difference between the two of us.

“Our party rules with the aim of running a government that is beneficial to the people. We have the people’s welfare at heart.

“Whereas the PDP is selfish, greedy and avaricious, we do not resemble them. PDP was here for close to eight years, it was not in their imagination that ambulances are needed on our roads.”

The Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi, while receiving the governor, commended him for performing well since he took over in November 2010.

Falabi said the people did not need a soothsayer to tell them that the government of APC had brought huge development to the state in the past three and half years.

The monarch noted that if a government performs very well in its first term then such government deserves to come back.

He said, “You have done very well in your first term. We did not need another person to tell us that. We can see the development with our very eyes. We can see the transformation of the state all around us.

“In fact, you have been doing the job as if your life depends on it. With this achievement, your second term is guaranteed.”

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