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OYSIEC Shows Readiness For Council Poll, Releases Timetable


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Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has released the timetable for the elections into the existing 33 local governments’ councils in the state.

Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that In compliance with Section 30 of 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, 27th April 2024 between 8:00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

“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 28th 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 to Friday, 19th April, 2024

a) Commencement of Political Activities

b) Commencement and end of Campaigns
by Political Parties

June 19th to July 24th, 2023 Conduct of Party Primaries by Political Parties and observation of Primaries by the Commission

Wed. 4th Sept. – Wed 31″ 2023

a) Display of Voters register

b) Collection of Personal Data Forms for candidates by Political Parties

Monday 18th Sept to Friday 29th Sept, 2023 Submission of Personal Data Forms for candidates by Political Parties

Monday 2 – Friday 13th October, 2023 Verification/Screening of Councillorship Candidates by OYSIEC

Monday 16th Oct. to 27 Oct, 2023

Verification/Screening of Councillorship
Candidates by OYSIEC

Monday 6th Nov., 2023 Delivery of list qualified candidates to Political parties by OYSIEC

Monday 13th Nov., to 27th Nov. 2023 Appeals/Substitution of un-cleared candidates

Monday 4th Dec., to 8 Dec., 2023 Screening of of substituted candidates by OYSIEC

Monday, 8, Jan., 2024 Publication of names of qualified candidates


Monday 15 Jan-Wed 31 Jan, 2024

Display of Voters’ Registers

Monday 15th Jan.. – Friday 19th Jan., 2024.

Mon., 12th Feb., 2024

a) Submission of names and addresses of

Parties’ agents to the Commission

b) Publication of Notice of Polls

End of Electioneering Campaign (12 midnight).

Friday, 26th April, 2024 End of Electioneering Campaign (12 midnight).

Saturday, 27th April, 2024


16. Saturday, 4th May, 2024 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 26th day of April, 2023.

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