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Oyo Assembly confirms appointment of OYSIEC members

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The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of members of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission OYSIEC.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the members were screened and confirmed on Thursday during plenary.

NAN also reports that Gov. Seyi Makinde had on Aug. 25 forwarded the list of the OYSIEC members to the Assembly for screening and confirmation. 

The Commission has Mr. Isiaka Olagunju as Chairman, while Mr. Adeniyi Afeez Babatunde, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka, Mr. Olanrewaju Emmanuel, Chief Kunle Agboola, Mr. Remi Ayoade, Mr. Sunday Falana and Mr. Adeojo Elias were members.

The Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, described the newly appointed members of the Commission as people of proven integrity whose honesty and forthrightness was not in doubt.

“I, therefore, urge you to bring your professional experience to bear in your new assignment as the Oyo State Government has reposed its confidence in you.

“We expect you to conduct free and fair local government elections for the state,” he said.

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While answering questions posed to him by the lawmakers, the Chairman of OYSIEC, Olagunju, described his new appointment as a call to duty, adding that members of the committee would not let the state down.

He assured that OYSIEC members would not be found wanting in the discharge of their duties, especially when conducting local government elections.



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