Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says only sixteen political parties are recognised in Oyo state.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo state, Mr Mutiu Agboke stated this at a stakeholders meeting with members of Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security and Political Parties held in Oyo state.
Mr Agboke noted that with the development, there was a vacuum in IPAC as most of its principal officers in Oyo state fell within the deregistered parties and were no longer known to law.
Mr Agboke stressed the readiness of INEC to collaborate with the parties to ensure hitch-free political process.
INEC had on November deregistered 74 political parties out of 92.