Oba Kamorudeen Animashahun, the Oloja of Epeland, has congratulated the people of the area for their peaceful disposition during Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Animashahun congratulated the people in an interview with the Newsroom in Epe on Sunday.
The traditional ruler acknowledged that the sensitisation of the people to the virtues of peaceful co-existence contributed significantly to the absence of strife, commotion, violence, or disorder in the community during the elections.
The Oba said that the indigenes exercised their franchise by voting for their preferred candidates, who INEC has declared the winners.
“I am happy with the outcome of the results from the polling units and INEC declarations. I did not hear nor record any forms of electoral violence or misconduct during the voting exercise in the community.
“This shows that the elections were peaceful and also that those INEC has declared winners are the people’s choice.
“The people have spoken and the winners have been announced,” he said.
Animashahun, therefore, called for caution on the part of other political parties in the state on the need to accept defeat in good faith and maintain peace.
“Voting is the civil responsibility of citizens and the electorate has gone to exercise their franchise, which the winners have been declared.
“The winners are the people’s choices and they have decided.
“So, all those who have lost should accept defeat in good faith,” he said.
Animasahun appealed to Epe residents to be patient and to remain calm as they await the formal announcement of governorship election results by INEC.