Old Voters Register Will Be Used For LG Poll-OGSIEC Boss - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, July 19, 2021

Old Voters Register Will Be Used For LG Poll-OGSIEC Boss

Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission OGSIEC says only old voters register will be used for the conduct of this Saturday councils'poll in the state. 

Chairman of OGSIEC, Mr.Babatunde Osibodu who made this known on Monday in Abeokuta during mid-year 2021 budget appraisal before the State House of Assembly's Committee on Special Duties and Parastatals , revealed that the voters register would be displayed this Tuesday across the over 3,000 old polling units 

Osibodu explained that every eligible voter whose name appear on displayed register would be allowed to vote with any valid card including Permanent Voter Card, Drivers License and National Identity Card 

He added that there would be restrictions of vehicular movement between 8am and 2pm, during which voters would vote simultaneously after being accredited at respective polling units

"There will be simultaneous accreditation and voting by electorates at polling units, we hope to release the result of the election same day, if possible", Osibodu stated 

The OGSIEC boss however said no result would be announced at the polling units but must be authenticated by agents of various political parties contesting the poll before being sent to the head office of the electoral agency at the Oke-Ilewo Ibara area of Abeokuta

According to him, "12 political parties are contesting for the Chairmanship positions in the state's 20 Local Governments and Councillorship seats 236 wards"
He expressed readiness of the electoral body to ensure hitch free councils'poll, saying OGSIEC is in synergy with security agencies to prevent unruly conduct of those who may want to destrupt electoral process 

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