By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced that local government election will hold in the state on October 15, 2022.
The chairman of the commission, Otunba Olusegun Oladuntan, disclosed this during a press conference in Osogbo, on Monday.
He said all the inhibiting factors and circumstances against the conduct of the election have been ameliorated.
Oladuntan said that all previous laws on local government election in the state had been repealed, adding that the Osun State Electoral Law 2022 has been enacted and signed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
He explained that the commission is now operating with the new law that adopts presidential system of government as against the repealed parliamentary system as passed by the House of Assembly.
The OSIEC chairman further said that the commission has held a meeting with the political parties to brief them on the process.
While soliciting the support of the Osun electorate, Oladuntan gave assurances that the commission will act without fear or favour.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier kicked against the conduct of the local government election at the twilight of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.