The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, has called on politicians in tge country to eschew violence if truly their commitment to serving the people is the reason why they are running for public office.
“We must do nothing to promote violence and refrain ourselves from encouraging thuggery and hooliganism,” a statement by Folarin’s Director of Media and Strategy, Victor Oluwadamilare, Folarin said.
“As we all eagerly await the new year 2015, all hands must be on deck to ensure an hitch- free election and smooth transition no individual ambition should be allowed to plunge Oyo State into a needless crisis, because when two elephants fight, it is the grasses that suffer.
”In everything we do or say, we should consider our people’s general interest and well being, since development only thrives in a peaceful and serene environment,” the statement read.
Folarin noted that politics should not be a do or die affair. He therefore advised youths, who are being used as political thugs to desist and look for something meaningful to do instead of toying with their lives. He reminded them that no politician will use their children as thugs.