By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, applauded the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) for putting appropriate measures in place to aid the conduct of free and fair local government election in the 33 local government areas of Oyo State.
The governor, who voted at the Ward 11, Polling Unit 1, Abayomi Open Space, Abayomi Bus Stop, Iwo Road, Ibadan, said that he was happy seeing people exercising their civic rights by voting for the candidates of their choice in a friendly and conducive atmosphere.
He said: “I am quite happy about what we have seen so far because the people are doing what they are supposed to do.
“The security agencies are there and doing their work. From what they have told me, there is nothing overwhelming as they are on top of the situation.
“My message to the good people of Oyo State is, first, this is a process. We will throw up some people and it is not the end in itself but a means to an end. The end in democracy is good governance for Oyo State. The people must be eternally vigilant.
“Even though people are being elected today, we have to hold them accountable just like I am being accountable at the state level.”