The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has been charged to ensure that the local government election holding this Saturday across the 18 Council areas of the state is ‘conclusive’ and devoid of all forms of electoral malpractices.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko gave the admonition on Tuesday in Akure, the State capital, during a security interactive session with stakeholders in preparation for the Saturday local government election.
The Daily Times correspondent gathered that the event was organised by the Ondo State Police Command and had in attendance chairmen and representatives of participating political parties in Saturday local council election.
Mimiko said the State Independent Electoral Commission should display a true spirit of fairness by ensuring it doesn’t give room for bias in discharge of its electoral work before, during and after the Saturday poll.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Political Affairs, Akin Akinbobola, noted that state independent electoral commission should also give a level playing field to all the participating political parties in the Saturday local council election.
He explained that the state government would interfere in the conduct of the election and urged all the participating political parties to work with the state electoral umpire for a successful and credible election.