Nigerians desirous of true electoral process, says Oborevwori
Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, yesterday, charged electoral umpires to ensure free, fair, transparent and credible elections that will reflect the will of the people.
Oborevwori, who gave the charge while swearing-in Chairman and members of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), in Asaba, said Nigerians from all walks of life are desirous of an electoral process where the will of the people would prevail.
Those sworn-in include Dr. Jerry Agbaike, as Chairman, while James Umukoro, Friday Seimode, Light Diden, Imasua Azogbulem, Chris Onwuma and Frank Oru are members.
The governor also swore-in the Chairman and members of the Delta State Local Government Service Commission, with Joseph Otirhue as Chairman, while Anslem Nwokenye, Dame Minnie Igbrude and Philomena Ededey are members.
Similarly, Delta State Contributory Health Commission has Dr. Austin Obidi as Chairman and Dr. Isaac Akpoveta as Director General. He said the primary responsibility of (DSIEC) is to organise, undertake and supervise all elections to local councils within the state in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
Oborevwori said that members of the Commission were carefully selected to reflect the values of probity and accountability, while strengthening their character. He urged members of the Commission to ensure that the will of voters prevails at all times in all elections they will organise.
The governor said: “It goes without saying that Nigerians from all walks of life are desirous of an electoral process where the will of the people prevail. Deltans are no exception.
“Hence, I charge the new members of DSIEC to model the values of honesty, transparency, impartiality, courage and respect for the rule of law.
“As we gear up for the local council elections in 2024, it is my earnest expectation that you will hit the ground running.
“It is important that you immediately begin the process of interfacing with all registered political parties in the state, ensuring free flow of information from the Commission to them and other relevant stakeholders.”
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