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News: Ogun State Governor, Abiodun Inaugurates Electoral Commission

Gov Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Thursday, swore-in the Chairman and members of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC)
Abiodun, who spoke at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, promised to leave behind a vibrant democratic arrangement that would outlive his administration.

According to him, the inauguration was a symbolic demonstration of his administration’s commitment to ensure democratic dividends got to the grassroots through electoral processes at the local government level.

He said his administration would continue to exert an inclusiveness approach to fast-track socio-economic development and the social wellbeing of the people.

“We are determined to leave behind a vibrant democratic arrangement in our State that will outlive this administration. This will ensure that we have good Leadership at all levels which in turn ensure all-round development for our State”,

He said.

Describing election as an integral part of the norms and values of the modern world political civilization, Abiodun maintained that the absence of transparent, free, and fair elections has contributed to the instability witnessed in some societies around the world.

He, however, promised that his administration would continue to provide a conducive environment for the conduct of the free and fair elections at the local government level.

The Governor urged the Commission to ensure that the people at the local government were provided an adequate platform to vote.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Commission, Babatunde Adetona Osibodu promised that the commission under his watch would serve with humility.

Osibodu pledged that the Electoral Commission would conduct a free and fair election that would not only be a benchmark for the State, but the country as a whole.

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