The Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, SAN, has harped on the need for citizens to be involved in Local Government Councils Elections, saying it will assist in changing the narratives associated with the council polls.
Olagunju, while featuring on a yoruba radio program on Sunday in Ibadan, said voters turn out during the last chairmanship and councillorship elections in the state was far beyond expectations.
Aare Olagunju explained that the commission had about 30 percent voter turn out in 2021 despite its visit to all the three local governments in Oyo state, where residents were sensitized on the need to participate in local government councils election.
He admonished eligible voters who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards to do what is necessary, promising that the will of residents of the state will prevail on election day.
While reiterating the need for citizens and electorates to monitor the ballots on election day, Olagunju explained that the voter register would be pasted across the polling units in the state by the end of this month for citizens to verify their names.
He thereafter sought continued support of the media and other relevant stakeholders in a bid to achieve a free, fair, transparent, credible and peaceful election by 27th April, 2024