Returning Officers (ROs) participating in the forthcoming 2021 Local Government elections in Ogun State, were today trained by the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), on Election Process with a charge on them to uphold good conduct.
Speaking during a monitoring of the exercise, which held simultaneously across different locations in the three Senatorial Districts, OGSIEC Chairman, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, said the training was aimed among other things, to know the Returning Officers, charging them to avoid acts capable of putting the Commission in bad light as they were all carefully selected.
According to Osibodu,” I have no fear all but I just felt that all the same, I have to come and get to know you all better, so that you will know that we mean business. Everybody here today has been carefully selected for this assignment, we didn’t just pick you out from somewhere, we have seen your credentials and we know that you can do the job. I have come here to encourage you and to let you know that you are ambassadors of the Commission, and we expect you to behave as ambassadors”.
He further advised them to restrain themselves from places and friends that may stir suspicion, must not only be neutral, but must be seen to be neutral, adding that, integrity, honesty, probity, upright standing should be their watchword henceforth.
“We want your watchword to be integrity, probity, accountability, we want you to be people of good standings because whatever you do, reflects upon us, we know you will not let us down I want to assure you also that we will not let you down, what is due to you, we will make sure that you get , we must not let down the citizens of Ogun State, we must ensure that the will of the people prevail, God will help us all as we do this”, the OGSIEC boss added.
He charged them to put all they were taught into good use as they will need the skills not just for the Local Government elections but for other National assignments, appreciating Electoral Officers (Eos) for showing good examples.
The trainings were held at the Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta, St. Michael Primary School, Ota, Yewa College Ilaro, Ijebu Mushin College, Ijebu-Ode, as well as Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, respectively.