Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has announced plans to conduct local government elections in thirty-three (33) Local Government Councils of the state.
The electoral body announced this in a recent noticed signed by Aare Islakia Abiola Olagunju, OYSIEC chairman.
The commission said the election is in compliance with Section 28 of Electoral Act 2022 (as amended), Section 5 (a) and Paragraph (1) Schedule 2 .
It added that the election would be conducted on 27″ April, 2024 between 8:00am and 3.00pm.
It urged prospective candidates to obtain nomination forms in respect of the elections into their Local Government Council at the Commission’s Headquarters situated at Quarters 484, Total Garden-Gate Road, Agodi GRA, ibadan, Oyo State on or before Monday 28 August, 2023.
The breakdown of the election time table is hereby shown below:
Friday, 28″ April, 2023
a) Publication of notice of Election
b) Release of Election Time Table
c) Release of Election Guidelines
Tuesday 2 May, 2023 – Friday, 19″ April, 2024
a) Commencement of Political Activities
b] Commencement and end of Campaigns by Political Parties
June 19″ – July 24″. 2023 Conduct of Party Primaries by Political Parties and observation of Primaries by the commission
Wed. 4″ Sept. – Wed 31″
Display of Voters register
Collection of Personal Data Forms for 2023 candidates by Political Parties
Monday 18″ Sept – Friday 29″ Sept, 2023
Submission of Personal Data Forms for candidates by Political Parties
Monday2″”- Friday 13 – October, 2023
Verification/Screening of Councillorship Candidates by OYSIEC
Verification/Screening of Councillorship
Monday 16″ Oct.- 27th of Oct, 2023
Candidates by OYSIEC
Monday 6″ Nov, 2023
Delivery of list qualified candidates to Political parties by OYSIEC
Appeals/Substitution of un-cleared candidates
Monday 13″ Nov, -27″
Monday 4″ Dec.
Screening of substituted candidates by OYSIEC
Monday, 8″” Jan., Jan.2024 2024
Publication of names of qualilfed candidates by OYSIEC
Display of Voters’ Register
Monday 15″ Jan- Wed
31″ Jan, 2024
Monday 15″ Jan., Friday
Submission of names and addresses of
Parties’ agents to the Commission
Mon, 12″ Feb.,2024
b) Publication of Notice of Polls
Friday, 26″ April,2024
End of Electioneering Campaign (12 midnight)
Saturday, 27 ” April, 2024
ELECTION DAY (8:00AM -3:00PM)
Saturday, May.2024 RUN OFF/RE-RUN ELECTION (IF ANY)