JUST IN: Oyo LG Election Peaceful – Gov Makinde (See Photos)


Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the ongoing local government election in the state as peaceful.

Makinde made this declaration on Saturday while addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote at Polling Unit 1, Ward 11 in Ibadan North East Local Government Area.

According to report, the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) is conducting the local government election today.

Makinde commended the citizens of the state for turning out to vote in the election.

He described the exercise as peaceful, noting that security reports about the election have been excellent.

Makinde, in the same vein, urged those who observed untoward developments to report same to the security agencies.

He said, “For us in Oyo State, it is almost like a given that democracy at the grassroots is what we practise. This is almost our fifth year in office and we are holding local government election for the second time.

“Before we came in, it had always been caretaker administration at the grassroots without the people having a say in who should govern them.

“You can see around also that the people are going about, performing the exercise peacefully and the traffic restriction is being obeyed by the people.

“So, I will commend our people for coming out to take seriously democracy at that level.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.