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LG ELECTION: OYSIEC Releases Timetable, Seeks Stakeholders’ Cooperation, Support

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Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, (OYSIEC), on Friday, released the timetable for the elections into the existing 33 local governments’ councils  in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Commission, Aare Isiaka Olagunju, SAN.

The statement informed the general public that in compliance with Section 30 of Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), Section 5 (a), and Paragraph 1 (1) Schedule 2 of the State Independent Electoral Commission Law CAP 154, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000, Elections will be conducted in thirty-three (33) Local Government Councils in Oyo State on SATURDAY, 27th April 2024 between 8:00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

It added that prospective candidates are expected to obtain nomination forms in respect of the elections into their Local Government Councils at the Commission’s headquarters situated at Quarters 484, Total Garden –Gate Road, Agodi GRA, Ibadan, Oyo State, on or before Monday 28th August, 2023.

The breakdown of the election time table is hereby shown below:

Friday 28, April, 2023
a) Publication of notice of Election
b) Release of Election Time Table
c) Release of Election Guidelines

Tuesday 2 May, 2023 to Friday, 19th April, 2024

a) Commencement of Political Activities
b) Commencement and end of Campaigns
by Political Parties

June 19th to July 24th, 2023

Conduct of Party Primaries by Political Parties
and observation of Primaries by the
Commission

Wed. 4th Sept. – Wed 31st  2023

a) Display of Voters register
b) Collection of Personal Data Forms for
candidates by Political Parties

Monday 18th Sept to Friday 29th Sept, 2023

Submission of Personal Data Forms for
candidates by Political Parties

Monday 2 – Friday 13th October, 2023

Verification/Screening of Councillorship
Candidates by OYSIEC

Monday 16th Oct. to 27 Oct, 2023

Verification/Screening of Councillorship
Candidates by OYSIEC

Monday 6th Nov., 2023
Delivery of list qualified candidates to Political
parties by OYSIEC

Monday 13th Nov., to 27th Nov. 2023

Appeals/Substitution of un-cleared candidates

Monday 4th Dec., to 8 Dec., 2023
Screening of of substituted candidates by OYSIEC

Monday, 8, Jan., 2024
Publication of names of qualified candidates
by OYSIEC

Monday 15 Jan-Wed 31 Jan, 2024
Display of Voters’ Registers

Monday 15th Jan.. – Friday 19th Jan., 2024.
Mon., 12th Feb., 2024

a) Submission of names and addresses of
Parties’ agents to the Commission

b) Publication of Notice of Polls
End of Electioneering Campaign (12 midnight)

Friday, 26th April, 2024
End of Electioneering Campaign (12 midnight)

Saturday, 27th April, 2024
ELECTION DAY (8:00AM-3:00PM)

16. Saturday, 4th May, 2024
RUN OFF/RE-RUN ELECTION (IF ANY)

The Commission, therefore, enjoined stakeholders to give their support and cooperation so as to organize and conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent Local Government Councils Elections in Oyo State Dated 26th day of April, 2023

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