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REC pledges to resign if S’Court faults Osun poll

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People’s welfare my prority – Oyetola

RESIDENT Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, yesterday pledged to resign his appointment if Supreme Court finds Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) guilty in its conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state.

Agbaje dropped the hint in his speech during the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress in Oshogbo, adding that those who were dissatisfied with outcome of the election had the right to seek redress at election petition tribunal where their case would be examined by the panel.

He also stated that he and other INEC officials were very neutral and did not do anything to give any of the contestants undue advantage over others.

“If at the end of litigation at Supreme Court of Nigeria, INEC is found culpable of not discharging its responsibility faithfully and diligently, I will take full responsibility for any such laxity, publicly apologise to all Nigerians and thereafter resign my appointment with the Commission,” Agbaje said.

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Oyetola and the Deputy Governor-elect, Mr. Benedict Alabi, were given the Certificate of Return by the National Electoral Commissioner representing Oyo, Osun and Ekiti States, Mr. Solomon Soyebi, at the INEC office in Osogbo.

In his speech, Oyetola, commended INEC, security agencies and all stakeholders who worked to ensure the success of the election in Osun State, adding that he would not look back on the people’s welfare.

“It was tough, but we thank God. I want to assure the people of Osun that I will justify the confidence reposed in me. I will always consult stakeholders in taking crucial decision. Welfare of the people will be my focus,” he said.

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