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Oyo set for first LG election in 9 years

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The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) will conduct council polls in September, the first of such in nine years.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi stated this while inaugurating the OYSIEC members at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, at the weekend.

Assuring the commission of his commitment to free, fair and credible election, he said “Today is a very remarkable day. This occasion is significant because we are taking a giant step today towards providing good governance at the grassroots.

“We are ready with all sincerity to conduct the local government election and I assure members of OYSIEC that the task before them is surmountable.

“Our government has not been able to conduct local government election due to some legal entanglement that has stalled our desire to fulfill the aspirations and yearnings of the people to elect their choice of chairmen.”

OYSIEC Chairman, Mr. Ajeigbe Olajide, a native of Itesiwaju, Oke-Ogun area, was a former Head of Department (Operations) and later Training at the Oyo State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Other members are Mr. Adedeji Raheem; Mr. Abdul-Hamid Akuru; Mrs. Omolola Odekunbi; Mr. Rasheed Oyekanmi; a lawyer, Mr. Sunday Aborisade, Mr. David Adeagbo and Alhaji Bello Alabi.

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