In a welcome address, the director of the National Orientation Agency, Shola Babalola said that the discussion on 2019 general election is to educate both the politician and voters on their obligation and right
The Director General of NOA disclosed that vote correctly to avoid rejected votes.
NOA had been engaging in voters education to ensure correct and crisis free voting exercise, permanent Voters cards were not for selling, Vote buying and vote selling was criminal and must totally be avoided, the punishment was #500,000 fine or 2years of imprisonment or both.
The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has commended the National Orientation Agency, NOA, for organizing a seminar to sensitize Yoruba people of the Southwest and as well as other Nigerians.
Oba Gbadebo noted that the seminar was for the social and good governance of every sensible Nigerian.
The Alake referred to Religious tolerance as being not really a problem in the Southwest because Yoruba scored 100% in religion tolerance.
He further pointed out that Yoruba married all sorts of people and religions
Alake admonished the Yoruba race to observe OMOLUWABI ADAGE OF OUR RACE, I enjoined the Yoruba to maintain integrity, patriotism, trustworthiness and good leadership.
Oba Gbadebo pointed out that the peaceful and credible Election was very vital to the survival of Nigeria’s nationhood and unity and must therefore be maintained by all Nigerians and Yoruba in particular.
On behalf of the Ogun State Governor, the Alake declared open the NOA Voters Campaign Education against Vote Buying and Selling
Speaking on behalf of the Ogun INEC Office, the INEC had taken advocacy visits to the Traditional Rulers, Tertiary Institutions, and Groups etc.
It was reported that 20,000 ad-hoc staff would assist the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
INEC assured that 10,000 security Officers were billed to secure Ogun State voting exercise
In a statement by Professor Ganiyu Raji, he appealed to voters not to sell their votes during the forthcoming general elections
He reassured voters that the security men would not intimidate anyone but party supporters should not shout party slogans or carry cell phones inside the polling booths.