The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has released the time-table for elections into the existing 33 local governments councils and the newly-created 35 Local Council Development Authority (LCDAs) in the state scheduled to hold on Saturday, February, 2017.
The Chairman of the Commission in the state, Mr. Jide Ajeigbe, released the election time-table while addressing journalists in Ibadan on Monday.
He said prospective candidates are expected to obtain nomination forms in respect of the election from the electoral officers at all local government areas not later than Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Ajeigbe said: “Commencement of campaign by political parties and conduct of party primaries by political parties will hold between November 16th to 19th, 2016. Collection of personal data form for candidates by political parties will hold from November 21st to 24th, 2016.
“Delivery of list of qualified candidates to political parties by OYSIEC will hold on December 12, 2016. Appeals/Substitution of un-cleaered candidates be held on December 14th to 16th, 2016. Screening of substituted candidates by OYSIEC on December 20th to 22nd, 2016. Collection of nomination forms by all cleared candidates by December 26th to January 4th,2017. Submission of nomination form will take place on January 9th to January 11th, 2017.
“Publication of names of qualified candidates will hold on January 13, 2017. Submission of names and addresses of party agents to the commission will hold on January 16 to 25th, 2017. End of electioneering campaign will be February 10th, 2017.”
The OYSIEC boss said the run-off and re-run election would hold on February 18th, 2017.
He urged all stakeholders to give their support and cooperation to the commission in order to organise and conduct free, fair and credible election in the state.