THE Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) on Monday disclosed that it has not been served with any court order stopping the conduct of the forth coming local government elections in the state billed for February.
The Commission’s mouthpiece , Mr. Cosmos Oni said that OYSIEC cannot act or react to the media reported contradictory injunction stopping the conduct of elections in the 33 local governments and the newly created 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
Oni further hinted that the commission did not have the court process and there was no substituted service as well, maintaining that the commission would not act on media reports.
He, also reiterated that the commission would continue with its preparedness and activities towards conducting a free and fair election, noting that the commission upon receiving the court order would consult its legal advisers.
The commission’s spokesman, however urged citizens in the state not to despair on the conduct of the election, assuring that the rule of law and the provisions in the constitution will guide the commission in its activities.
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