Hon Segun Ogunwuyi, Director-General Oyo State Investment and Public-Private Partnership (OYSIPPA), has debunked the rumours making rounds that violence erupted in the Ogbomoso zone on Saturday, during the local government elections.
The PDP chieftain spoke with journalists in his country home of Ogbomoso South, immediately after voting in his polling unit 12 ward 2, Alapata. He praised the residents of the town due to their peaceful behaviour, during the election, and for coming out en-masse to vote for the candidates of their choice.
The former State and National Assembly member was at ease with the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission officials who arrived at the various voting centres at the right time with election materials as opposed to the past occurrence.
“The present OYSIEC officials have shown us that when there is political will on the part of the leadership, the job will be done properly. So, you can see that people started voting early. They have deployed swiftly all the sensitive materials, people are voting, so the process has been fair and transparent.”
Giving his remark on the security architecture in the Ogbomoso zone, Hon Ogunwuyi said that the state government has provided adequate security officers across the state to curb the breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.
“The security architecture in Ogbomoso zone is ok, everybody has been performing his or her civil duty without any form of intimidation and harassment. If any security hitch is experienced, the security agents are on the ground to nip it in the bud.”
“You journalists as observers have gone round other local governments in Ogbomoso zone, did you see any voting centre where residents or voters fomented troubles? Where you guys informed that there were ballot’s box snatching or any irregularities?” Ogbomoso people love our pragmatic governor, Seyi Makinde. The peaceful conduct of today’s election has shown that Ogbomoso is solidly behind him.”