THE Social Democratic Party in Oyo state has described the Monday released guideline and Timetable by Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission for the conduct of Local government and Local councils development Authority elections in the state as nothing but a ruse aimed at elongating the tenure of illegally appointed caretakers in the state.
In a release signed by the party publicity Secretary, Alhaji Akeem Azeez pointed out that how could a serious election commission ordered primary to be held within 48hours after the timetable was released to the members of the public.
He reckoned that even Abacha organized elections were better organised than what APC led Government is planning to force on the peace loving people of Oyo State.
He bemoaned Despotic like-attitude of the commission chairman who refused to call a stakeholders meeting of all political parties in the state to access the readiness, challenges, Security and prospect if any exist assessment in the state. But ordered everyone around as if the people of the state is accountable to the rulling party but they need to be told the reverse is the case.
“it is very pathetic that despite that it takes APC led government in oyo state about six years to allow people of the state to choose their choice in the third tier of government which is closest to them yet they are still giving us reasons to doubt their readiness to conduct a free and fair elections ” lamented SDP scribe.
Alhaji Azeez enjoins all political parties in the state to come together with one voice by rejecting the obnoxious local government guidelines as released and call for a more feasible guideline that will promote internal democracy in the parties involved and guarantees a free and fair forthcoming Local government election in Oyo state