The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday assured the leadership of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) of continuous working relationship in the area of election management.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Dr. Adeniran Rahmon, gave the assurance while playing host to the Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, (OYSIEC) at the Commission’s headquarter in Ibadan.
He explained that both INEC and OYSIEC operate on the same frequency, hence, there is need to build on existing relationship between the electoral empires for successful poll.
The INEC boss stated that preparations towards 2023 general election has reached an advanced stage, adding that plans are underway to conduct mock election in some selected local governments in the state.
Dr. Rahmon noted further that election would be conducted under new electoral law and guided by new technology to enhance transparency.
He expressed readiness of INEC to partner with OYSIEC in necessary areas so as to attain a credible and transparent election.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, (OYSIEC), Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, SAN, said the visit was meant to interface with the new leadership of INEC and see how OYSIEC can assist in achieving success during 2023 general elections.
Olagunju, who described the visit as obligatory, said the commission is on the verge of finalizing the review of its electoral law to meet modern voting trend.
He added that the amended bill has been forwarded to the Oyo State House of Assembly for further necessary action.