By Seyifunmi Odunuga
Ahead of tomorrow’s local government election in Oyo State, Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Aare Isiaka Olagunju has urged politician in the state to shun violence and ensure peaceful conduct of the poll.
He stated that no blood of any individual in the state worth to be shied because of the election, adding that only in a peaceful atmosphere free and fair election can be conducted.
Speaking with journalists on Friday in Ibadan during a press conference held ahead of tomorrow’s poll, Olagunju stated that politician should always consider the interest of the masses by playing according to the rule of the election.
He said, “Let us be orderly, let’s conduct this election in a peaceful manner, there should be no any form of harassment, intimidation, violence, no blood of any people in this state worth of this election.”
He maintained that OYSIEC shall be neutral, transparent and impartial in its activities, calling on the people of the state to come out en mass and vote for candidates of their choice.
“Non-sensitive material has been distributed across local governments since Tuesday and sensitive material has also been distributed today, all sensitive material would have arrived at their destination by 7am tomorrow.”
He assured the people security of their lives, saying that adequate security has been put in place to ensure a violence-free poll before, during, and after the election.
The OYSIEC boss however appreciated security agencies for their support in providing adequate security ahead of the poll.