Osun LG Poll: Opposition Mischievous With Low Turnout News – OSIEC Chairman

By Nofisat Marindoti 

The Chairman, Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Mr Segun Oladitan, has attributed the low turnout at some polling units at the Local Government election to misinformation by the oppositions.

Whiile speaking with newsmen at the OSIEC Secretariat in Osogbo, Oladitan said he was surprised at the reports of low turnout in some polling units.

He blamed the low turnout to misinformation being spread by those opposing the election in the state.

He described the oppositions as “mischief makers’’, saying they had been going around to tell the people that election would not hold.

Oladitan said the commission did a lot of sensitisation about the election, which resulted in large turnout of voters in some areas of the state.

Asked about the late arrival of election materials in some units, Oladitan said logistics and human factors were responsible for that.

OSIEC Says Coast Is Clear For Osun LG Election

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission says having crossed all legal hurdles set against the actualization of this Saturday’s Local Government Election in the state, the coast is now clear for the conduct of the poll.

A statement by the Chairman of the Commission, Otunba Segun Oladitan, out of the 389 wards in the State of Osun, candidates in 318 wards have been declared returned unopposed by the Commission as empowered by section 41(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended 2015).

The statement notes that there will be contest in 71 Wards. In Osun Central, Boripe, Olorunda North and Osogbo LG.

In Osun East, Atakumosa East, Atakumosa West, Atakumosa West Central, Ife Central, Ife Central West, Ife East, Ife East Central, Ife Ooye, Ife North,Ife North West and Ife South West.

Others include Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Obokun, Obokun East, Oriade, Oriade South and Ife North Area Council.

While in Osun West Senatorial District, Ayedaade, Ede North, Ede North Area Council, Egbedore South Administrative Office, Isokan, Iwo and Iwo East will equally witness contests.

The statement further reads that as it stands now, six political parties will be participating in the election.

The parties include the Accord Party, ACPN, ADP, All Progressives Congress (APC) Labour Party (LP) and SOCIAL Democratic Party (SDP).

Otunba Oladitan while calling on the people of the state to troop out enmass to vote for the party and candidates of their choice, assured them of adequate security throughout the period of the election.