Makinde Sets to Conduct LG Election, Seeks Oyo Assembly’s Approval of OYSIEC List, APC Kicks
There are indications that the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is set to conduct elections into the thirty-three Local Government Areas in the State.
This is because the Governor has forwarded the list of members of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.
The eight member board has Barr Isiaka Olagunju as Chairman while Comrade Adeniyi Afeez Babatunde, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka, Mr Olanrewaju Emmanuel, Chief Kunle Agboola, Mr Remi Ayoade, Mr Sunday Falana and Mr Adeojo Elias are members.
In the letter announcing the composition of the board by the Governor read at Tuesday’s plenary by the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, Engr Makinde said ” the board members are eminently qualified to be appointed as members of OYSIEC to oversee and conduct elections into our Local Government Areas based on their track records”
The Speaker said the board of OYSIEC should have been constituted before now but for the court case instituted by the sacked Local Government Chairmen in the state.
Hon Ogundoyin expressed happiness that the conduct of Local Government elections in the state will further help to bring dividends of democracy to the people.
“I am happy that the Oyo State Governor has forwarded the list of OYSIEC members for screening and confirmation to us in the house. I have no doubt that when the board is constitued it will conduct credible Local Government elections devoid of any rancor, violence and malpractice” The Speaker added.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state who spoke to GOALPOACHER NEWS correspondent in condition of anonymity since he was not authorised to speak on the issue, said the action of Governor Makinde to conduct election into the Local Governments is condemnable and illegal since the ALGON case has not been decided at the supreme court. “I want to warn Governor Makinde not use illegality to challenge legality. Why is he in hurry to constitute OYSIEC and thereafter conduct election into the LGAs? Time will tell.” The source concluded.