The Director-General of the Oyo State Investment and Public Private Partnership (OYSIPPA), Hon Segun Ogunwuyi has praised the chairman of the Oyo state Independent Electoral Commission; Aare Olagunju and security Operatives for successfully conducting the Local government election in the state.
The OYSIPPA boss acknowledged the solid work of security operatives in preventing crimes and ensuring a smooth election. He also dispelled the rumors of violence in some parts of Ogbomosho saying such statements are untrue, ridiculous and fake news.
The PDP chieftain addressed journalists shortly after casting his vote in his polling unit 12 ward 2, Alapata Ogbomosho and praised residents of the town for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves by trooping out in large numbers to cast their votes for their preferred candidates.
He expressed satisfaction with the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission officials who arrived at the various voting centres at the right time with election materials unlike what was experienced in the past.
He said: “The present OYSIEC officials have shown us that when there is political will on the part of the leadership, the job will be done properly. So, you can see that people started voting early. They have deployed swiftly all the sensitive materials, people are voting, so the process has been fair and transparent.”
Speaking about the security architecture in Ogbomoso zone, Hon Ogunwuyi noted that the state government has deployed adequate security operatives across the state to forestall the breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.
“The security architecture in Ogbomoso zone is ok, everybody has been performing his or her civil duty without any form of intimidation and harassment.”
“If any security hitch is experienced, the security agents are on ground to nip it in the bud.”
“You journalists as observers have gone round other local governments in Ogbomoso zone, did you see any voting centre where residents or voters fomented troubles? Where you guys informed that there were ballot’s box snatching or any irregularities?”
“Ogbomoso people love our pragmatic governor, Seyi Makinde. The peaceful conduct of today’s election has evidently shown that Ogbomoso is solidly behind him,” he said.