The District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Omotunde Lawson, has admonished political parties and individuals to shun rancor and disunity in the forthcoming elections.
Lawson made the submission at the 2022 family of rotary funfair tagged ‘Imaginative funfair’, on Saturday.
The District Governor said, “One of the areas of focus for the rotary is peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and resolution. This year, we have different clubs showcased and a novelty football match tagged ‘Play for Peace’. We are peace-loving people and we want to show the world that we are apolitical, we don’t belong to any political party. If you see our backdrop, the logo of each political party is there, to show that we are for everyone and to plead to everyone to embrace peace and remove rancor and disunity. We need to come together as one family, one community, and one country.
“People have become apprehensive because of our current political climes, that is why we in our little way are advocating for peace in the coming elections. Who knows? What we do here today might be a food for thought for all political parties and individuals to ensure that they maintain peace and order in the forthcoming elections.“
Lawson noted that the annual event was for Rotarians and their families to celebrate with each other and network.
She said, “Rotary is a family, it is made up of Rotarians, their families, and friends. Annually, after a lot of community service, after we have expended our talent, treasure, and time serving humanity, this is the time we have for ourselves to celebrate the joy we have put on the faces of the less privileged. As a rotary family, we come together during this period to have fun, create awareness, and network.
The past President, Rotary Club of Ota, Funke Salau, in her welcome address, expressed her gratitude to the District Governor and enjoined the Rotarians to felicitate with one other
She said, “I feel highly privileged to serve as the Chairman of the 2022-2023 Family of the Rotary programme, tagged; ‘Koseleri Imaginative Funfair.’ I want to thank the District Governor, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson, for giving me this opportunity.
“Distinguished Rotary leaders, families of Rotary, guests, and friends, this event will afford us another opportunity to felicitate with each other, share, and spread love among ourselves.”