Ahead of the July 16th governorship election in Osun State, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Abdulganiy Olayinka Raji on Monday revealed that 18 candidates are to be fielded from 18 different political parties for the election.
The resident commissioner who made this known at the stakeholders meeting on the devolution of the continuous voters registration (CVR) exercise to registration areas (RAs/Wards) in the state, however, charged all stakeholders in the state to work towards the conduct of a successful Osun governorship election.
He remarked, “for the commission to conduct a free, fair, credible, acceptable, all-inclusive and conclusive election is quite an arduous task. But assured that the Commission is working round the clock to ensure adequate and watertight security is provided for all to exercise their franchise with ease.
“Undoubtedly, we cannot achieve a seamless and successful election without the cooperation of all stakeholders.
“We, therefore, solicit for your unalloyed support and genuine advice on every aspect of our operations. We all have crucial roles to play to ensure a peaceful and credible outcome, which will further affirm the maturity of our electoral process in particular and our democracy in general.
“The commission is equally re-assuring stakeholders that INEC is much more committed to providing a level playing field for all candidates and political parties partaking in the forthcoming election and be guided by its mission”.
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