Ondo Electoral Commission postpones LG elections to July 13

2024-02-13 18:16:19

Tribune Online

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) on Tuesday, shifted the date for the local government election in the State.

The local government election in turn state was shifted from February 17, 2024, to July 13, 2024.

The Chairman of the ODIEC, Joseph Aremo who made this known said the postponement became necessary in line with the provisions of extant laws from where the election guidelines get footing.

He said, "We can't conduct the election for ourselves, we will only conduct the election when parties comply with the guidelines, when we have valid nominations, when parties and their candidates turn up for verification and others, things that are required as may be specified by our guideline and the enabling laws."

He said some of the provisions of the election guidelines have not been met and as a result, the election had to be postponed and said the decision is to ensure that the election reflects the aspirations of the electorate.

He said, "Therefore the commission having met and appraised this situation, came up with this decision, that the election is further rescheduled as contained in the activity for the conduct of election to the 18LGAs and 33 LCDAs of Ondo State and that the new election date is for the election into the office of Chairmanship and Councillorship to be fixed and to be conducted on Saturday, 13th of July, 2024."

"With the new adjustment to the election time table, political parties now have between Monday, 13th May, to Monday 3rd June, 2024 to conduct their primary elections"

Aremo explained that the submission of forms and list of candidates will close on Tuesday, 1st June 2024, followed by campaigns on Wednesday, 5th June 2024, which would close at midnight on Thursday 11th July 2024.

The commission assured of readiness to conduct free, fair, and credible elections for the people of Ondo.

2024-02-13 News