Osun State Independent National Electoral Commission (OSIEC) bill 2022 and Osun State Local Government Area Creation and Administration Amendment Number 5 has scaled through the second reading.
The two bills scaled through the second reading at the plenary of the House of Assembly in Osogbo.
In their separate contributions on the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission Bill 2022, the lawmakers noted that the bill would allow peaceful conduct of elections in the State.
The lawmakers also stressed that the bill if passed into law would pave way for free and fair election and enhance peaceful environment in the State.
They urged the House of Assembly to give the bill accelerated passage for the good people of the State.
The Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, who described the bill as a good policy for the local government administration in the State, observed that it would put in place structure for democratically elected officers in the State.
He added that the bill would give legal backing to local government elections in the State.
When the House of Assembly dissolved into Committee of Whole for further consideration of the Osun State Local Government Areas Creation and Administration Amendment Number 5 Bill 2022, Speaker Owoeye made it known that the bill would pave way for Presidential system of government instead of Parliamentary.
He noted that the bill if passed into law would ensure separation of powers in the local government areas.
According to him, “This bill will put in democracy in place and it is good for local government administration.”
“It is a way of strategising local democracy of the State,” he added.