PDP lawmakers want adequate security for Osun election

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Lawmakers ask Mr. Jonathan to rescue Chibok girls.

The Forum of South-west Peoples Democratic Party State Lawmakers has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to provide adequate security towards the August 9 election in Osun State.

The lawmakers made the plea on Tuesday in a communique issued after their meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State. They said adequate security was necessary to avoid violence and bloodshed before, during and after the election.

Signed by 15 PDP lawmakers from Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo States, the communique also called on President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue the abducted Chibok girls, using the best option that would not put the lives of the girls in danger.

The Forum advised the National Working Committee of the PDP to put measures in place to fast-track a genuine reconciliation process across the South-west and all other states in order to make impact in the forthcoming 2015 general election.

“We need to reconcile everybody. Even in Ekiti that we have just won election, we want to reconcile everybody,” the lawmakers said.

While pledging their loyalty to the party, they expressed willingness to support the president in his second term bid and commended Mr. Jonathan for appointing people from the South-west into positions at the federal level.

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