Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on politicians to exhibit high level of decorum and decency in order to ensure a successful and peaceful democratic process, as the 2015 general elections draw near.
Governor Ajimobi said that since the objective of any political party was to promote development and the welfare of the people, there should be no need for rancour and bitterness among politicians.
The Governor affirmed that developmental politics should be the focus of every participant, stressing that good legacy should be the main objective to be pursued by politicians.
While commending the initiative of the council for creating a platform for interaction among different political parties to ensure that such interaction is geared towards providing good governance to better the lots of the people.
He advised the council to guide against internal wrangling and selfish interest capable of jeopardizing its good intention of enthroning a better society.
“To me, politics should be played without rancor and animosity. There is no need fighting one other. We should be brothers and sisters. Basically, this council is a platform to create an enabling environment for good governance, exchange the sustenance for descent democratic practices and cordial relationship to promote the interest of the people.
“We must work towards ensuring that the best always wins and so, we must support the best. It is not how long but the legacy we are leaving behind,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of IPAC, Chief Sam Eke, had said that the council had it membership drawn from all registered political parties in the country.
He said that the council was formed not to antagonize any sitting governor but to cooperate with the government to move his state forward.
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