The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu has lauded the Osun State Council of traditional rulers for their role in peacekeeping and creation of enabling environment for the conduct of elections
The INEC chairman made this known during a meeting with traditional rulers across the State on Tuesday in Ile-Ife.
While maintaining that INEC has a lot to gain from its association with the monarchs, he explained that the traditional institution remained critical in nation building as the closest to the people.
On his part, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has assured that traditional rulers across Osun State are prepared and ready to assist the electoral commission to achieve a credible gubernatorial election in the State on July 16, 2022.
Ooni Ogunwusi also pledged that the monarchs in the State will be neutral during the political exercise.