Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has inaugurated a seven-member State Independent Electoral Commission.
The inauguration was done on Wednesday at the Multipurpose Hall of the Local Government Service Commission, Osogbo.
Governor Oyetola charged the newly-inaugurated members to conduct free, fair, credible and peaceful elections.
He also admonished them to hit the ground running and discharge their constitutional responsibilities with the fear of God, integrity and patriotism.
According to the governor, “Members of this Commission must appreciate the fact that they are being called to positions of responsibility in a State known for being in the frontline in all human endeavours, including development, peace and security rankings.
“Consequently, I urge you to work relentlessly to further improve the rating of the State by conducting free, fair, peaceful and credible elections that will be models in the nation.”
Governor Oyetola also tasked them to put all the necessary logistics and requirements in place to achieve a good and appreciable outing as the Council poll approaches.
Oyetola, who described the third tier of government as the closet to the people, directed the electoral umpire to strive to lay a solid foundation for a seamless transition to a people-oriented regime of governance, prosperity, service and development at the grassroots.
Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Oladunjoye Olusegun Oladitan, expressed gratitude to Governor Oyetola for finding him and his team worthy of appointment, just as he assured the entire citizens of the state that his team would discharge their duties with all fairness and fear of God.
He assured all the political parties in the State of a level-playing field and implored them to cooperate with the Commission, promising that his team would work in accordance with the Electoral Act and the laws governing elections in the state.
Other members are: Mrs. Abosede Olayemi Omibekun (Osun East), Mr. Rufus Sunday Oyeniran (Osun West), Alhaja Suaibat Bolanle Babalola-Adubi (Osun Central) Mr. Oladosu Gidigbi (Osun East), Mr. Olayinka Akinwumi Ajiboye (Osun West) and Alhaji Wahaab Adeniran Adewoyin (Osun Central) respective.