Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Local Government Polls Sacrosanct – ODIEC Chairman



Ahead April 18, local government elections, the Ondo state Independent Electoral Commission ODIEC has urged all political parties participating in the elections to play the game according to the rules saying the fixed date is sacrosanct.

Chairman of the Commission Professor Yomi Dinakin who said this while distributing Election Guidelines to all political parties in Akure explained that the commission is ready for the council Polls.

He said commission has begun early preparations by actively involving the political parties, Security agencies and Media organisations to ensure adequate sensitization.

Speaking on the guidelines ahead the local government elections , Chairman of the Commission Professor Yomi Dinakin said the elections would be conducted in line with lay down rules and regulations.

He sought the cooperation and synergy of all political parties with a view to having a hitch free polls.

Some of the stakeholders who attended the meeting including the state chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Mr Korede Duyile and Chairman Mega party of Nigeria MPN Mr Biyi Poroye said the process should be free ,fair and credible to all.

Other activities lined up for the local government polls include the conduct of party primaries by the political parties and observation of same by ODIEC between January 14th till February 7th ,2020.