Online Journalists in Ondo state under the auspices of the Online Media Professionals (OMP) have appealed to aspirants vying for the vacant position of Akure North/South federal constituency in the election coming up on February 26, to focus issue based campaigns rather than venturing into attacks and other form of hooliganism.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Association, Hakeem Adebumiti and Secretary, Tope Adedeji.
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC had announced the date for the vacant seat following the demise of Hon. Adedayo Omolafe who was occupying the seat until his death in August last year.
OMP, in the statement called on aspirants, irrespective of their party affiliations to be modest in their campaign drives, shun violence or any fowl languages that could incite violence among the people.
The Association however commended INEC for its prompt action and urge the electoral umpire to deploy all necessary materials needed to achieve a credible, unbiased, free and fair election.
OMP also appealed to security agencies not to take chances, but rather consolidate on their good records of making the state, especially Akure North and South local government areas a safe place during the poll.
OMP finally advises the electorate to come out and vote for their preferred candidate on February 26, without any chaos.