Why Local Government Election Will Not Hold in 2020 – OYSIEC Chairman


By Oluwakemi Ishola 

The Chairman of Oyo State Independent Elelctoral Commission (OYSIEC) Barrister Abiola Isiaka Olagunju has disclosed that the much anticipated local government election earlier promised the good citizen of Oyo State will not hold in 2020 again.

The Chairman attributed the decision of the Commision to hold the election at a later date to logistics issue that must be trashed out to guarantee free, fair and credible election.

Barrister Olagunju’s stand on the LG election as the number one election umpire in the state came barely a month the 8-men committee was inaugurated by the Oyo State Engr Seyi Makinde.

Engr Makinde as part of the preparation for the LG poll as ordered the auditing of the caretaker chairmen in the 33 local government areas of the state as well as the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.

The Governor appointed Senator Monsurat Sunmonu to the lead the auditing committee and report back to the government within a short period of time.

Barrister Olagunju assured everyone that grassroots election will hold after the Commision has conducted thorough advocacy in all the local government areas in the state.

He however noted that the OYSIEC has communicated to 18 registered political parties in the State and brief them what the Commision is doing at the moment.

Before the conduct of the Local Government election, Oyo State Government under the leadership of Engr Seyi Makinde might extend the tenure of the caretaker chairmen.


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