The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) will on Monday October 30 commence screening of candidates for 2024 local government elections.
The OYSIEC Chairman, Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju disclosed this on Tuesday, while playing host to the leadership of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Oyo State, at the Commission Headquarters, Ibadan,
Olagunju said the screening exercise will end on 10th of November, 2023.
Olagunju expressed the readiness of the commission to partner with the federal agency in the area of sensitization and mobilization of citizens for massive participation in the next local government council elections.
He said: There is no gain saying that collaborating with you is very vital, I must say that your visit was timely. We quite appreciate your partnership in the last election, certain achievements were achieved with your support. We await your proposal to see where you can assist the commission and modalities involved.
“Candidates of political parties have submitted their forms, and I am glad that there is no boycott this time around. Screening of candidates will begin on Monday, 30th October to 10th November 2023. Your people can witness and give an appreciable report.
“Our goal is to satisfy citizens of the state and not a group or individual. We are assuring the people of the state of a free, fair, transparent and credible election”.
Earlier in her remarks, The Director, National Orientation Agency, Oyo State, Dr. Olukemi Afolayan, said the purpose of the visit was to seek support and partnership with OYSIEC in a bid to change the mindset of the populace on local government elections.