Ado-Ekiti - The National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Wednesday appealed to political leaders in Ekiti state to shun violence and embrace peace.
The state Director of the Agency, Dayo Famosaya, made the call in an interview with the media in Ado-Ekiti.
Famosaya, who expressed displeasure over the recent violence in Ado-Ekiti, said political leaders should educate their followers on peaceful conduct.
“NOA is not happy with the development, despite the orientation given to people before and during the governorship election in the state, violence is not an end to any political issue.”
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“Political leaders should observe the rule of law by seeking redress in the law court or Tribunal and not encouraging their followers to disrupt the peace of the state.”
“I therefore wish to advise all parties involved in the crisis to be law abiding and ensure amicable resolution of the problem on ground,” he urged.
Famosaya called on traditional rulers and religious leaders to dialogue with the parties involved in the dispute towards resolving the crisis.
Ahead of the hand-over exercise in the state, he also urged law enforcement agencies to ensure adequate security of lives and property.
The director enjoined all stakeholders to embrace peace and eschew acts of violence or crime for the development of the state.