Chairman Ogsiec



Chairman Ogsiec
In its bid to ensure transparency and fairness among political parties, the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has unveiled the Timetable and guidelines for the forthcoming Bye-Election into joga/Ibooro Ward 5, Yewa North Local Government (LG) Council .

The process became necessary after the demise of the former Councillor, Late Mr. Sunday Isiaka and according to the constitution, OGSIEC is expected to conduct a bye election of another representative that would complete the term.

OGSIEC Chairman, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting with Ward leaders in Yewa North LG, representatives of different political parties and other relevant stakeholders, at the Council Secretariat in Ayetoro.

Mr. Osibodu revealed that the date of the bye-election which was first scheduled to hold on Saturday July 9, 2022 has been moved to Thursday July 14 due to the Ileya festival.

Osibodu appealed to all stakeholders, traditional leaders, party leaders, ward leaders, the electorate, security agencies, as well as the media, to cooperate with OGSIEC in the coming bye-election, so as to have a hitch free process, warning that anyone found distorting the process will face the wrath of the law.

“Eschew politics of rancour, bitterness and division. Do not instigate any violence or untoward activities on or before the day of election, as perpetrators will be brought before the law”, he stated.

The Chairman reiterated that OGSIEC an unbiased body and whoever emerged as the winner would be declared by the Commission.

Remarking, the Awujako of Ijako land, his Royal highness, Oba (Rev.) Matthew Ewedairo said the people of the council would cooperate with the Commission at ensuring a hitch free bye election process, adding that he will also support in providing adequate security for all officials.




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