The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of primary elections by various political parties, participating in the forthcoming Local Government elections in the State.
Speaking shortly after monitoring of the exercise, Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu revealed that it was generally peaceful, as the parties in the areas visited complied with laid down rules and regulations.
“We received letters from some political parties, inviting us to monitor their party primaries, as part of the process of the forthcoming Local Government elections and from across the entire 236 wards that we visited, the exercise was generally peaceful, devoid of rancour and apprehensions.
“I wish to commend the various political parties for being well-organised in their quest to pick their flag bearers and meet the deadline for the submission of names of candidates. They have indeed made good use of the extension of the conduct of party primaries”, Osibodu said.
He expressed delight that the large turnout for the party primaries was an indication that the people were indeed ready for the elections, advising political parties to maintain the momentum.