By Israel Afolabi
Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has advised the people of the state to shun electoral malpractices during the forthcoming local government election in the state.
The chairman of the commission, Otunba Segun Oladitan gave the charge at a two-day training workshop for electoral officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and OSIEC staff at the Fakunle Unity school Hall, Osogbo.
The workshop was tagged: “Towards Osun State Local Government Election: Updating Knowledge in Treads and Dynamic of Grassroot Election Management and Administration”.
He said the aim of the workshop was to update knowledge in trends for grassroots election, saying the state will hold the most acceptable poll for all stakeholders.
According to him, “by God’s grace local government election shall hold in Osun coming January 27th 2018, because there must be democratically elected people at the grass root in the state”.
He advised the trainees to do things in a proper was for credibility purpose.
He said, “OSIEC is not representing Osun State government but OSIEC is representing the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is why it is the people that will make it effective”.
He then warned the trainees to shun partisanship because it is a call to duty.
He added that almost 18 political parties will participate in that election and urged people of osun to come out and cast their votes.
According to him, “those who have PVC only should come and participate in the election”.