Ahead of the Oyo State local governments elections slated for February 11, 2017, the state All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Friday, January 20 for primaries for aspirants for the posts of chairmen and councillors.
With the inclusion of the newly created 35 Local Council Development Areas, there are 351 councillorship and 68 chairmanship seats across the state.
In a statement by its Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, APC said the primaries would hold at designated centres in the 33 Local Government Areas as well as in the newly created 35 LCDAs.
According to him, the exercise will begin at 8am and it would be concluded same day.
The statement read: “In line with Article 20 of the Constitution of the All Progressives Congress (2014, As Amended), we would like to inform all members of our great party in Oyo State particularly all aspirants who have been cleared by the Screening Committees as well as party executive members at all levels and all others concerned that party primaries aimed at choosing candidates for the available posts in the February, 2017 local government elections would hold this Friday at designated venues across the state.
“It is important to emphasize here that Supreme Court pronouncement has placed nomination of candidates for any election on the shoulder of political parties. To this end, aspirants are warned to steer clear of any anti-party activities and its leadership as doing so would attract severe sanctions from the party. As a matter of fact, aspirants are reminded that any established case of unwarranted attacks against the party and its leadership may lead to disqualification or even withdrawal of nominations.”