The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has rescheduled the conduct of the of Chairmanship and Councillorship election for Ido Local Government Area of the state to Sunday, May 23.
OYSIEC Chairman, Mr Isiaka Olagunju disclosed this, hours after he had announced the suspension of the election in Ido Local Government.
The OYSIEC boss apologised and accepted responsibility for the omission of the logo of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) on the ballot papers for Ido Local Government, which led to suspension of the election.
He said the new election day was arrived at following assurance from the supplier of the ballot papers that a corrected set of ballot papers will be delivered before end of Saturday.
Olagunju added that there will be a repeat of movement restriction during the election on Sunday.
He said: “Recall few minutes ago, I announced the suspension of electoral activities at Ido Local Government Council due to the omission of the logo of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
“We have contacted our supplier who has assured that the ballot papers will be delivered today. In that wise, we have adjourned the suspended election at Ido Local Government to tomorrow starting from 8am to 3pm.
“There will also be restriction of movement within Ido Local Government Council.
“We want to appeal and apologise profusely to all concerned for the inconveniences we have caused particularly people of Ido Local Government and supporters of all political parties that are participating in this election. It is inadvertent; we regret the error and I take full responsibility.”