Osun Holds Historic Local Government Parliamentary Elections Without PDP
The much-awaited local government elections in Osun State hold on Saturday (today).
At least, 389 councillorship slots will be up for grabs in the polls, which is the first of its kind in the life of Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration.
Not only that, it will be the first in the history of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic that parliamentary practice will be given a shot at the local government level.
Today’s polls is to elect the councillors to represent each wards in the Local Governments and the newly created Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and Area Councils created by Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2016.
In the arrangement, the elected councillors today will in-turn at the point of their inauguration elect among themselves the Chairman of the said council area.
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The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) revealed that out of the 389 wards across the state that elections will be held, actual voting will hold in 71 wards, as 318 councillorship positions have been presented unopposed.
The Commission Chairman, Segun Oladitan, during a press conference held to sensitise the public on the level of preparedness for the council polls said the commission registered 36 political parties for the upcoming polls and only 18 returned their forms.
He also revealed that, 12 of the political parties that had earlier submitted their forms also withdrew from the race leaving the space for Labour Party, All Progressives Congress, Accord Party, Social Democratic Party and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria.
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