Election into the 33 local government councils in Oyo State would be conducted on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
The Chairman of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Barrister Isiaka Olagunju, disclosed this during a press conference at the commission’s office In Ibadan, on Monday.
According to the election timetable unveiled at the press conference, voters’ registers will be on display at local government councils from March 12 to 19.
List of qualified candidates that will contest for the position of Chairman and Councilor across the 33 local government areas will be published on May 7 while campaigns for the election are to run from Wednesday, February 17 to Friday, May 14.
Speaking, Olagunju said OYSIEC will make use of the voters register of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
On the ongoing court cases over legitimacy of the occupants of the councils and OYSIEC activities, the OYSIEC boss said it was expected that all such court cases would have been dispensed with before the May 15 election.
He added that the May 15 election date was fixed in response to the yearnings of Oyo residents for the election and urged politicians and their supporters to shun violence.