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LG Election: INEC Hands Over Eighteen Active Political Parties to OYSIEC

Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, has given assurance that forthcoming local government election in the state will reflect the choice of the people.

Chairman OYSIEC, Are Isiaka Olagunji made the pledge during a courtesy visit to the Office of The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Ibadan.

Are Olagunju, who noted that previous local government elections in the state had been marred with controversies, expressed the confidence that the present leadership of the electoral body would ensure transparency and embark on a positive re- write of electoral process in Oyo State.

Are Olagunju called on residents of Oyo state to hold him accountable for the outcome of local government election.

Receiving the Team from OYSIEC, Resident Electoral commissioner In Oyo State, Mr. Mutiu Agboke assured OYSIEC of INEC’s support in ensuring smooth local government election in the state.

Mr. Agboke advised the chairman of OYSIEC to avoid secrecy and urged him to constantly engage the media on salient issues in order to carry the public along.

While briefing the OYSIEC board on the status of political parties in Oyo state, Mr Agboke handed over a list of eighteen active political parties in the state to OYSIEC . 

Highlight of the event was the presentation of INEC’s policy document to OYSIEC..

Adedayo Adelowo

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