Council poll: OYSIEC releases timetable

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OYO, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 – Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has released the timetable for the elections into the existing 33 local governments’ councils and the newly created 35 local council development authority (LCDAs) in the state for Saturday, February 11, 2017.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Jide Ajeigbe released the election timetable while addressing journalist in Ibadan yesterday.

He said prospective candidates are expected to obtain nomination forms in respect of the election from the electoral officers at all local government areas not later than Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Ajeigbe said:” Commencement of campaign by political parties and conduct of party primaries by political parties will hold between November 16th to 19th, 2016. Collection of personal data form for candidates by political parties will hold from November 21st to 24th, 2016. Submission of personal data form for candidates by political parties comes up on November 28th to December 1st, 2016. Verification/Screening of Councillorship candidates will be held between December 9 to 10, 2016.

“Delivery of list of qualified candidates to political parties by OYSIEC will hold on December 12, 2016. Appeals/Substitution of un-cleared candidates is held on December 14 to 16, 2016. Screening of substituted candidates by OYSIEC on December 20th to 22nd, 2016. Collection of nomination forms by all cleared candidates by December 26 to January 4, 2017. Submission of nomination form will take place on January 9 to January 11, 2017.

“Publication of names of qualified candidates will hold on January 13, 2017. Submission of names and addresses of party agents to the commission will hold on January 16 to 25th, 2017. End of electioneering campaign will be February 10th, 2017”

The OYSIEC boss stated that the run off and re-run election will hold on February 18th, 2017.

He urged all stakeholders to give their support and cooperation to the commission in order to organise and conduct free, fair and credible election in the state.

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