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Credible Elections Requires Adequate Security – OYSIEC Chairman

Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, has stressed the importance of adequate security in ensuring credible elections.

Chairman, OYSIEC, Aare Isiaka Olagunju stated this during a courtesy visit to the office of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Oyo State, Ibadan, to familiarise with the security apparatus ahead of local government election in the state.

While reiterating the commitment of the commission to conduct an election that would be free of voter harassment and intimidation, Aare Olagunju noted that such could not be achieved without the collaboration of security agencies, hence the need for the visit.

Aare Olagunju, added that the commission would not relent in its awareness and advocacy drive on the importance of massive participation of the citizens of Oyo State at the electoral process at the grassroots.

In a remark, the State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya, assured the populace of security of lives and property before, during and after the conduct of local government council polls.

He encouraged the commission to always update the corps about its activities for them to play their role as expected.

Adedayo Adelowo

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