INEC Releases Timetable For Osun Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s September 22 governorship election.

Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje who presented the timetable to journalists on Thursday stated that election activities would commence on 23rd June, 2018  with the release of “Notice of Election’’ by INEC.

According to him, political parties would commence a public campaign on June 24 while candidates for elections and their parties would have the opportunities to obtain forms at INEC headquarters from June 25. He also said that party primaries and resolution of disputes arising from the primaries would hold from June 24 to July 23.

“The last day for withdrawal of candidate(s) and replacement of withdrawn candidate(s) by political parties would be August 8 while the last day for the submission of nomination forms would be August 22.

“The last day of campaigns will be September 20, while the election proper will hold on September 22 as provided in section 178 (2) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended)”, he said.

He however reassured that the PVC for registered voters in the state would be distributed before the governorship election on Sept. 22, adding that 411,438 PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.

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