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Breaking: OYSIEC Fixes Elections Date, Kicks Off Process Today.

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has released the most anticipated local government election timetable and guidelines into the 33 local government areas in Oyo State this Morning.

According to the Commission Chairman, Aare Isiaka Abiodun Olagunju SAN, stakeholders are hereby enjoined to give their support and cooperation to the Commission, so as to organise and conduct free, fair, credible and transparent local government election in Oyo State.

NOTICE AND TIME TABLE  OF 2021 ELECTIONS INTO THIRTY THREE (33) LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS IN OYO STATE
In compliance with Section 30 Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), Section 5 (a) and Paragraph 1 (1) Schedule 2 of the State Independent Electoral Commission Law CAP 154, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria   2000, the general public is hereby informed that Elections will be conducted in thirty-three (33) Local Government Councils in Oyo State on SATURDAY, 15th May, 2021 between 8:00a.m. and 3.00p.m.
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In the circumstance, prospective candidates are expected to obtain nomination forms in respect of the elections into their Local Government Councils at the Commission’s headquarters situate at Quarters 484, Total Garden –Gate Road, Agodi GRA, Ibadan. Oyo State on or before Monday 30th  April 2021 upon payment of the sum of (A) N250,000:00k (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only for the position of Chairman  or  (B) N100,000:00k (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only)  for the position of a Councilor.

The relevant prescribed fee(s) as stated above shall be payable to either The OYSIEC  (Chairmanship) Zenith Bank Account No. 1211862568  or  The OYSIEC (Councillorship) Zenith Bank Account No. 1211851234    respectively depending on the position the candidate is contesting for in the elections.

The breakdown of the election time table is hereby shown below:-
S/N
             DATE
             ACTIVITY

1
Monday, 15th February, 2021
(a)  Publication of notice of Election
(b)  Release of Election Time Table
(c)   Release of Election Guidelines

2
Wednesday, 17th    February -Friday, 14th May  2021
(a)Commencement of Political Activities

(b) Commencement and end of Campaigns  by
       Political Parties

3
Monday, 22nd  February – Wednesday, 10th March, 2021.

Conduct of Party Primaries by Political Parties and observation of Primaries by the Commission

4
Friday 12th March- Friday 19th March 2021  –
Display of Voters register
Collection of Personal Data Forms for candidates by Political Parties

5
Monday 22nd March –Friday 26th March 2021
Submission of Personal Data Forms for candidates by  Political Parties

6
Saturday 27th March -6th April, 2021
Verification/Screening of Councillorship Candidates

7.
Monday 5th April –Tuesday 6th April 2021
Verification/Screening of Chairmanship candidates

8
Wednesday, 7th April  2021
Delivery of list of qualified candidates to political political  parties by OYSIEC

9
Friday 9th April –Sunday 11th April 2021
Appeals/Substitution of un-cleared candidates

10
Wednesday, 14th –Friday 16th April 2021
Screening of substituted candidates by OYSIEC

11
Tuesday 20th April – Friday 30th  April 2021
Collection of Nomination Forms by all cleared candidates

12
Wednesday, 5th May – Thursday 6th May 2021
Submission of nomination Forms by all Cleared candidates by political parties

13
Friday, 7th May 2021
Publication of names of qualified candidates

14
Monday 10th May –Friday 14th My 2021
a  Submission of names and addresses of Parties’
        agents to the Commission
b    Publication of Notice of Polls

15
Friday, 14th May, 2021
End of Electioneering campaign (12 midnight)

16
Saturday, 15th May, 2021
ELECTION DAY (8:00 A.M – 3:00 P. M.)

17
Saturday, 22nd  May, 2021
RUN OFF/RE-RUN ELECTION (IF ANY)


In conclusion, stakeholders are hereby enjoined to give their support and cooperation to the Commission so as to organize and conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent local government councils elections in Oyo State.

Dated 12th Day of   February 2021

Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju SAN
Chairman
Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission
(OYSIEC), Ibadan

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