As local government elections draw near in Osun State, the Chairman, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) Otunba Olusegun Oladuntan has again expressed the commitment of the commission to conduct a free, fair and credible election in the state.
Oladuntan made the commitment at Osogbo on Monday while declaring open a 5-Day training programme with the theme: “Towards The Conduct of Free, Fair and Credible Local Government and Local Council Development Area Elections in Osun State” for Electoral Officers And Assistant Electoral Officers.
He noted that Osun State government is committed to the adherence of the provisions of the constitution to bring governance closer to the people by putting in place a democratically elected government at local government level.
The chairman stressed the need for competent hands in the conduct of the elections, hence the need for the training of personnel compromising electoral officers and their assistants, presiding officers, poll-clerks and their assistants, supervisory presiding officers and collation, returning officers.
He warned participants against all acts of omission, commission and gross misconduct that could tarnish the image of the commission to discredit the exercise adding that the integrity of the commission is of utmost importance.
OtunbaOladuntan urged the participants to be courteous in relating with electorates, party agents, candidates and security personnel during the discharge of their duties adding that they should bear in mind that the assignment is a privilege to serve and to be part of history.