Oyo LG polls: Court order can’t stop us from conducting elections on May 12 – OYSIEC

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission OYSIEC has stated that the Federal High Court judgement delivered on Wednesday to halt the conduct of the May 12 Local Government elections will not stop it from going on with the exercise as planned.

The court sitting in Ibadan had ordered the stoppage of the polls following a suit instituted by some All  Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in in Ibarapa East local government area.

But OYSIEC Chairman, Mr John Olajide Ajeigbe in a press statement made available to journalists said the situation was under control and that election will go as scheduled.

His words: “OYSIEC wishes to assure members of the public and all political parties that the recent Court pronouncement instituted by some people in Ibarapa East local government will not according to Oyo State Independent Electoral law, affect the forthcoming local government elections into 33 local government councils and 35 local council development areas of the state come May 12 ,2018.”

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