Tuesday 14 September 2021

Osun Independent Electoral Commission Preparing for Forthcoming LG Election


Chairman, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission( OSIEC), Otunba Olusegun Oladitan has charged Commissioners and management of the Commission on the need to be adequately prepared for the forthcoming local government  elections.

Otunba Oladitan gave the charge in Osogbo at a 3-day retreat organized for the Commissioners and Management of the Commission, targeted towards the conduct of free, fair and credible Council elections.  

Oladitan stated that one of the cardinal objectives of the retreat was to generate robust strategies for efficient service delivery,  and to give the top echelon of the Commission a wake up call towards the colossal electoral duty ahead. 

Earlier in his remarks, Dr. Jimoh  Agboola, a former  Administrative Secretary, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun, averred that," election is a process, and not a day event, which is in tandem with the constitutional provision and the electoral acts."

Speaking further, Dr.Agboola itemized  the electoral process as involving that of  the  establishment of the Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), appointment and deployment of the staff of the EMBs, as well as the appointment of the temporary electoral officers, including the release of election time table. 

Another resource person at the retreat,who is also a veteran electoral Administrator,Dr. Muslim Omoleke,observed that any acceptable election,all over the world, is always a collective responsibility of all stake holders, pointing out that the forthcoming council elections in the State will not be an exception,even up to the aspect of voters' education.                                  

Also speaking, Prof Isiaka Olalekan Aransi described the local government election as an important element of modern representative government, adding that  it is linked to the growth and development of democratic political order.              

Prof D. Adeyemo,who was  represented by Dr.( Mrs) Aluko, also identified  security challenge a major problem militating against the conduct of free, fair and credible election.The don then counseled the Commission to provide adequate security,not only for those who would be on election duty, but  for the entire electorate,during and after the forthcoming local government elections.

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