OSIEC Reiterates Commitment Towards Credible LG Polls

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission, Osiec has assured the Political Parties in the State that the Commission will not be involved in any act of illegality as it Prepares for the Forth coming Local Government Election in October.

Chairman of Osiec, Otunba Segun Oladitan who gave the assurance at Meeting with Representatives of Political Parties ahead of the poll, reiterated the Commitment of the Commission towards the Conduct of Free, Fair Transparent and Credible Election.

The Meeting organized by the Osun Independent National Electoral Commission Osiec, which, had in attendance representatives of the 18 registered Political Parties in Osun State, provided an opportunity for the stakeholders to rub minds together in respect of the forth coming Local Government Election in Osun State.

Addressing the gathering, Chairman of Osiec, Otunba Segun Oladitan, Flanked by other Members of the Commission, explained that forthcoming Poll, Slated for October, will be Conducted based on Presidential System of government, and in accordance with the Constitution as amended by the State House of Assembly as against the Parliamentary system carried out in 2018.

In their Various Submissions, Representatives of the Various Political raised issues Concerning the legality of the Forth coming Poll in regard to the Electoral Act which stipulates that that a notice of 360 days should be given to Political Parties before the conduct election, the Use of Biometric Voter Accreditation System, BVAS as well the Employment of Electronic Transfer of results among others

In His Response, The Osiec Chairman, Otunba Oladitan, Who is also a legal Practitioner, assured that the Commission will not run foul of the Constitution and the Electoral Act.
The Commission added that Date of the local government Election slated for October, this will be announced in due course.

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