Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday forwarded the names of the members of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) to the State House of Assembly.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin made this announcement during the House plenary. The eight prospective members are Barrister Isiaka Olagunju as Chairman, while Comrade Adeniyi Afeez Babatunde, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka, Mr Olanrewaju Emmanuel, Chief Kunle Agboola, Mr Remi Ayoade, Mr Sunday Falana and Mr Adeojo Elias are members.
In the letter announcing the composition of the board by the Governor read by the Speaker, Makinde said “The board members are eminently qualified to be appointed as members of OYSIEC to oversee and conduct elections into our Local Government Areas based on their track records”.
Ogundoyin explained that the board of OYSIEC should have been constituted before now but for the court case instituted by the sacked Local Government Chairmen in the state.
He expressed happiness that the conduct of Local Government elections in the state will further help to bring dividends of democracy to the people.
“I am happy that the Oyo State Governor has forwarded the list of OYSIEC members for screening and confirmation to us in the house.
“I have no doubt that when the board is constituted, it will conduct credible Local Government elections devoid of any rancour, violence and malpractice,” he said.