The Electoral umpire in oyo state, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has restate its commitment to an open election that gives every party equal chance in the process.
OYSIEC Chairman, Isaka Olagunju Who was represented by by Mr Emmanuel Olanrewaju and Mr. Afeez Adeniyi, made this statement while observing the Actions Democratic Party’s (ADP) primaries in preparation for the forthcoming election.
They also restated the Governor Seyi Makinde’s commitment to a free, fair and credible election, despite setting it up, had allowed its independence, assuring of non-partisanship and fairness.
“It is not possible for us to be biased. As we all know, the governor is empowered by law to constitute an electoral commission and Governor Seyi Makinde has not done beyond establishing the commission. It is an independent commission which is not under the control of the governor.
So, I can assure you that we are keen on ensuring that all political parties are equally treated as we want them to participate fully and the Action Democratic Party has done that in ensuring that they conducted their primary election in a peaceful environment.”
Speaking at the event, Apostle Dare Ojo, Chairman, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Oyo State, assured that the ADP was ready to take part in the election and was ready to kick off campaigns for the forthcoming local government elections.
Ojo said: “We have met with the OYSIEC chairman and other commissioners, we have been assured of credible and fair election.
“ADP is ready to take part in the election, we have done our primaries and OYSIEC is happy with the way we conducted ourselves.”