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Oyo LG Election: PDP Disqualifies 41 Chairmanship Aspirants

The People Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state has disqualified 41 Chairmanship aspirants in preparation for the conduct of local government election in the state.

The disqualified chairmanship aspirants spread across the five geopolitical zones of the state according to the screening committee, failed to fulfill some of the guidelines for the election.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Akeem Olatunji, in a statement said the affected aspirants would be contacted later.

He said: “From Ibadan Zone, 22 did not make it, while nine aspirants were not cleared from Oyo Zone. Only one aspirant from Ibarapa Zone was not cleared, while six and three aspirants were disqualified in Oke Ogun and Ogbomoso Zones respectively.

“About 106 aspirants for chairmanship and 749 for councillorship positions have already been cleared.

“41 Chairmanship aspirants failed to fulfill some of the screening guidelines, therefore, they are declared unfit to run or contest for the forthcoming primary elections in their respective local governments.”

“The Appeal Committee will start its sitting on Monday 01/03/2021 at the Molete State office of the party as from 9 am, any of the uncleared aspirants who has a genuine case is expected to come with necessary documents for clearance.”

A total number of 147 aspirants are vying for the position of chairman in the 33 local government areas of Oyo State, the total number of successful aspirants was 106 while one aspirant was absent.

Also, a total of 808 councillorship aspirants were screened and 749 were cleared. The remaining 59 were not cleared for falling short of the requirements for the position.

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