The Electoral Body in Oyo State, the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has guaranteed thoroughness and fairness to all political parties in the local government election in the state slated for May 15.
Isiaka Olagunju, the OYSIEC chairman, who was duly represented by OYSIEC commissioners, Mr Emmanuel Olarenwaju and Mr Afeez Adeniyi said these while speaking with members of Action Democratic Party (ADP) which recently concluded its primaries for the forthcoming local government election in Oyo State.
He stated that Governor Seyi Makinde, despite setting the commission, gave it independence, promising 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 that 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.”
Apostle Dare Ojo, Chairman, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Oyo State, speaking at the event, pledged that the ADP was ready to participate in the election and ready to begin campaigns for the upcoming local government elections.
Ojo said: “We have met with the OYSIEC chairman and other commissioners, we have been assured of a 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.”