The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has announced that it will conduct election in 4,783 poling units and 5,260 polling points in today’s local government election in the state.
OYSIEC Chairman, Mr. Jide Ajeigbe who made this disclosure during a press conference on Friday in Ibadan, the state capital also announced that 12 political parties are participating in the election.
He said that the commission in addition with its staff will make use of over 10,000 adhoc staff.
Ajeigbe said, “The election will hold in 4,783 polling units and 5,260 polling points in 610 wards.
“Over 10,000 adhoc staff apart from staff of the commission are to conduct the election. 12 political parties are participating in the election.”
The Forum of Civil Society Organisations monitoring the conduct of the election during the press briefing enjoined political parties and candidates participating in the election to play the game by the rule.
Team leader of the forum, Mrs. Yemisi Ige who spoke on behalf of 12 organisations monitoring the election said that 12 CSOs including European Union have been accredited to monitor the election.
Ige flanked by Comrade Josephine Abdulrasak, Team Secretary, however urged the political parties and their candidates to display maturity during and after the election.
Ige said, “We conclude by saying that all the participating political parties and candidates should display maturity and also put on the spirit of sportsmanship during and after the election. In every context there is always a winner and a loser.”
Ige while commending the commission for what she described as wonderful preparation commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state for his readiness to conduct the election.
She said, “We commend the electoral management body OYSIEC for a wonderful preparation in preparing all the necessary logistics and material on time.
We commend the state government especially Governor Abiola Ajimobi for taking the bull by the horn to conduct a local government election in Oyo State, when some state governors are complaining of poor allocation from Federal Government.”