Ogun: Councilorship Bye - Election Begins In Yewa North This Morning - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Ogun: Councilorship Bye - Election Begins In Yewa North This Morning

••• As PDP,  LP, NNPP, Others Shy Away 


The Daily Crucible | Thursday, July 14, 2022

Bye-Election into Joga/Ibooro Ward 5 in Yewa North Local Government Area holds today,  Chairman, Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu made this known in Abeokuta.

Only the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate are participating in the bye -election. 

Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), the resurgent Labour Party(LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and other registered political parties shied away from the bye - election.

Osibodu told journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital, that the Bye election process became imperative due to the demise of a former Councilor, Hon. Sunday Ogundele.

He explained tha the law binds the Commission to elect another Councilor to complete the tenure.

He said the election would commence at 9.00am and ends by 3.00pm at designated polling units, which are, Near Dispensary, Ibooro I (001) and II (002), Near Anglican Church, Ibooro 003, St. John Primary School, Ijako (004), St. Peters Primary School, Joga (005), Obalaju Hall, Joga (006), Market Square, Joga I (007) and Joga II (008).

‘’I implore all eligible voters to come with their Permanent Voter’s Card or other viable means of identification such as the National Identification Card, Driver’s License and International Passport to the polling centers and adhere strictly to the rules guiding the process’’, he said.

The OGSIEC boss also called on the citizens and relevant stakeholders to be alive to their civic responsibilities in the 2023 General Elections, to ensure emergence of leaders that would bring about meaningful development to the country.  

He said the electorate, political parties, religious and Non-Governmental Organisations, traditional rulers, security personnel, as well as the media have major roles to play towards achieving hitch free polls.

Osibodu who enjoined Nigerians, particularly the youths to get their PVC,
said they have the power, which is their numerical strength in determining who wins, calling on them not to be used as agents of violence by politicians.

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