Oyo LG poll shifted to Sunday, to hold in 4,783 polling units - OYSIEC

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan

Chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Mr. Jide Ajeigbe,
on Friday, said the commission will conduct election in 4,783 poling units and 5,260 polling points across the state.

The election, however, has been shifted from today Saturday to Sunday.

Ajeigbe who said this while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, said 12 political parties are participating in the election.

He added that the commission in addition to its staff will make use of over 10,000 adhoc staff.

He said, "The election will hold in 4,783 polling units and 5,260 polling points in 610 wards. Over 10,000 adhoc staff, apart from staff of the commission, are to conduct the election while 12 political parties will be participating in the election".

Meanwhile, the Forum of Civil Society Organisations that will be monitoring the conduct of the election, has enjoined political parties and candidates participating in the election to play the game by the rule.

Team leader of the forum, Mrs. Yemisi Ige, while addressing journalists, said 12 CSOs including foreign observers have been accredited to monitor the election.

Ige, flanked by other members of the team that include team Secretary, Mrs Josephine Abdulrasak, however urged political parties and their candidates to display maturity during and after the election.

She said, "We conclude by saying that all participating political parties and candidates should display maturity and also put on the spirit of sporsmanship during and after the election. In every context there is always a winner and a loser.

While commending the commission for what she described as wonderful preparation, she also lauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi, for the support given to OYSIEC to conduct the election.

She said, "We commend the electoral management body OYSIEC for a wonderful preparation in preparing all the necessary logistics and materia on time. We commend the state government especially Governor Abiola Ajimobi for taking the bull by the horn to conduct a local government election in Oyo state, when some state governors are complaining of poor allocation from federal government".

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