By Seyifunmi Odunuga
The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), has expressed its readiness to conduct credible and acceptable election in the Ido Local Government, following the postponement of elections in the council.
The Commission Chairman, Aare Isaika Abiola Olagunju, SAN, in a statement issued on Tuesday, in Ibadan, said the commission had deployed both human and materials to its office at Ido Local government for smooth conduct of the elections slated for Wednesday, 26th May 2021.
Aare Olajungu called on residents of the council as well as electorates to disregard any form of threat from individuals or groups, regarding the security of lives and properties, saying that the poll will be monitored by the state’s police boss and other heads of security agencies in the state.
According to the statement, “Voting will take place from 8am to 3pm on Wednesday, there shall be restrictions on human and vehicular movements throughout the time of the election in Ido Local Government only.”
Olagunju, while appealing to the electorates to troop out collectively and vote for the candidate of their choice, promised to give all the political parties, participating in the elections, a level playing field.
“We are very much ready for today’s elections. Necessary materials are now at our office at Ido Local government as well as security personnel.
“We are in strong collaboration with the police and other security outfits. The Commissioner of Police has promised to monitor the event herself and other commissioners will also be there to see how it goes.
”We, therefore, appeal to residents of Ido Local Government to troop out en-masse today (Wednesday, 26th May 2021) and vote for the preferred candidate.”
I can assure you that there won’t be harassment neither intimidation from any quarters” Olagunju said.