Towards ensuring a hitch-free conduct of its forthcoming local government election in the state in May this year ,members of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) have sought a working collaboration with its counterpart,Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC)
To that effect a high powered delegation led by Chief Kunmi Agboola was at the state Headquarters of the Osun Independent Electoral Commission to compare notes and ideas on how to conduct a free, fair, credible and acceptable Local Government polls in Oyo state .
Speaking during the visit ,Chief Agboola who is also a Commissioner in OYSIEC, said the visit became imperative considering the huge experience of members of Osun Independent Electoral Commission over the years especially in conducting such a highly sensitive and important exercise like local government polls.
The visit which was at the instance of the Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, Aare Isiaka Olagunju (SAN), was among other things tailored towards building on the existing cordial relationship between the two states.
When asked how important the coming local government polls was to the people , Chief Agboola declared that the synergy between the two brother states of Osun and Oyo became a pertinent process that will ensure acceptability and credibility of its conduct by all and sundry.
He thanked OSIEC for a warm reception accorded his delegation just as he also used the opportunity to emphasise the readiness of his Commission to always learn and drink from their wealth of experience.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Osun Independent Electoral Commission, Otunba Segun Oladitan, preached cohesion, understanding and unity of purpose among members of the state Independent Electoral Commissions in Nigeria.
According to Otunba Oladitan, at the level of Forum of State Independent Electoral Commissions in Nigeria, the success of each commission should always be a priority.
Others on the entourage of the OYSIEC team include Mr. Emmanuel Olanrewaju, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka and Mr. Babatunde Adeniyi who are all commissioners.######