The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ondo state directorate has solicited for the support of traditional institutions in the state in order to curb the occurrence of void votes and vote buying in the 2019 general elections.
The state’s director of NOA, Mr Bode Famose who was at the palace of the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi alongside some stakeholders in the electoral process said the support of traditional institutions have became imperative in view of the ugly incidents that have witnessed the electioneering process in recent elections.
Mr Famose said the agency is sensitising voters on how to reduce or eradicate void votes and vote buying in order to give credibility to the process.
He noted that over 29,000 Votes were voided in the last governorship election in the state, and incidence he noted could be avoided in subsequent elections.
Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure in his remarks promised to take the sensitistion to the grassroots.
He urged the chiefs present at the meeting to take the information to their subject.
Also speaking, an Akure-born University Don, Prof. Olu Aboluwoye appealed to the traditional chiefs to take the sensitisation seriously in view of the benefits to Akure development.