Oyo to hold first LG election in 11 years

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

After over 10 years of undemocratic government in the local government in Oyo State, the Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, Jide Ajeigbe on Friday announced that elections into the state’s 33 Local Government Council Areas and 35 Local Council Development Areas will hold on Saturday, May 12, 2018, adding that all registered political parties in the country are expected to participate in the election.

It will be recalled that the last local government elections in the state was dated December 15, 2007, during the tenure of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP led administration headed by the former Governor Christopher Alao-Akala.

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Ajeigbe, however, solicited for a good, balanced and unbiased reportage of the activities of the commission during the election.

Assuring the people of the state of the Commissions commitment to be an impartial and unbiased umpire, Ajeigbe appreciated all the stakeholders for their patience, continuous co-operation, understanding and support.

He appealed to the various stakeholders to work hard, remain focus and play by the rules to ensure a free, fair and credible election, urging them to also peaceful in their conduct and mobilization of their members.

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