The chairman, Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, Barrister Isiaka Olagunju has said the upcoming local government election may not hold this year due to premature logistics.
The OYSIEC Boss disclosed this on Friday in a chat with Oyo Affairs correspondent, maintaining that the commission’s feasibility studies are yet to be concluded.
He noted that the election will hold after the commission has successfully conduct advocacy visits to all the 33 local government areas of the state and put other logistics and
necessary machinery in motion.
Barrister Olagunju further said OYSIEC has written letters to the 18 registered political parties in Oyo state and the commission will start paying each of the political parties a courtesy visit starting from next week in a bid orientate and sensitize the political stakeholders on the conduct of the forthcoming local government election, as well as to assured a democratically elected representative at the grassroots.
The OYSIEC chairman, however, hinted that the commission is in constant touch with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and that the electoral body which oversees elections in Nigeria has promised to assist the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission to have a free, fair, and credible local government election.