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2011: AKALA ASSURES OF PEACEFUL ELECTION

By NBF News

The Oyo State Governor Christopher Alao-Akala has assured the people of the state of a peaceful, free and fair election come 2011.

He gave the assurance while receiving the leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (Ayo Ni o), Prophet Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye who paid him a courtesy call in his office.

Governor Akala said necessary machinery had been put in place to prevent break down of law and order, adding that nobody would be allowed to disrupt the existing peace in the state before, during and after the 2011 elections.

He lauded religious leaders in the state for their prayers which he said had sustained his administration, attributing same to the successes and achievements recorded by his administration.

In his reaction to the disruption of the Muslim prayer session by a female Christian student within the University of Ibadan, Governor Akala stressed the need for religious tolerance, adding that religious fanaticism should be jettisoned by all religious adherents. The Governor commended the authority of the institution for rising up to the occasion to restore peace and order within the institution, and further assured the people of the state that he would continue to rule with the fear of God in his administration's effort to better the lots of the people.

Otunba Akala pledged his administration's readiness to provide necessary support for the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement plan to set up a rehabilitation home in the state, adding that all necessary logistics would be provided for the successful take off of the rehabilitation centre.  The governor, who described women as great mobilizers in all human endeavours, pledged the support of his administration to the activities of the women both in government and private sectors.

Earlier in his remarks, the leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Worldwide, Prophet Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye commended Governor Akala for his administration's support to religious organizations in the state. He also lauded the various positive steps taken by his administration to solve the various problems confronting the state, adding that the peaceful resolution of the Teachers strike and the decision taken by the government to prevent the NURTW crisis in the state was quite commendable.

The clergy solicited the support of the state government to actualize the Movement's vision to set up a rehabilitation home in the state, adding that the Church would continue to pray for the success of Governor Akala's administration.