BREAKING: OYSIEC Reschedules Ido LG Election For May 29
The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, has postponed the chairmanship and councilorship elections earlier billed for today till a later date.
OYSIEC boss, Aare Abiola Olagunju, will brief the media any moment from now.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported early this morning how despite protest by the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, for the postponement of today’s rescheduled election in Ido local government to another date, OYSIEC, said it was going ahead this morning.
Though the chairmanship candidate of the ZLP In Ido, the only LGA the party is contesting election, visited OYSIEC headquarters in the council area to monitor distribution of sensitive materials. He had said they were participating ‘under protest’ as the outcome would determine their next line of action, expressing optimism that the party would win if given a level-playing ground.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported how OYSIEC boss, Aare Abiola Olagunju, while speaking on Fresh 105.9 FM, announced cancellation of the election following the omission of the ZLP logo on the ballot papers.
But despite the logo omission and subsequent cancellation of poll, OYOINSIGHT.COM learnt that election continued. PDP supporters were said to have besieged OYSIEC headquarters, calling for the announcement of winners, an action the commission has refused.
The senior advocate had said that the election would be reconducted today after assurance from the printer to deliver a fresh ballot tonight.
But in a letter written to the commission, ZLP is asking for postponement, saying that it would need more time to source fund and human resources needed to be deployed for the poll.
Ido, OYOINSIGHT.COM understands, is the only council the ZLP is contesting the council election in the state.
Though the commission was said to have been persuaded by the commission to allow the election go on as rescheduled for tomorrow, ZLP had threatened to go to court if it takes place tomorrow.