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LG polls: ODIEC clears 10 parties

The Ondo state Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has announced that 10 political parties have expressed their interest to participate in the Local Government elections scheduled for February 2024.

The Commissioner in charge of Communication, Publicity and ICT, Mr Tunde Adeleye, made this known in a statement released on behalf of the commission.

The statement said that a deadline was given for political parties to submit their list of candidates for participation in the Local government elections following which 10 have complied with the directive by submitting their candidates’ list to ODIEC.

 In addition, the Commissioner stated that ODIEC has fulfilled its statutory obligations by publishing the list and personal information of candidates vying for the positions of Councillors.

He said the information has been pasted in all 18 LGAs at the local government offices of ODIEC while personal information of contestants vying for positions of Chairman and Vice Chairman have been pasted at ODIEC’s headquarters in Oba Ile.

Adeleye reiterated that ODIEC was committed to conducting free, fair, credible and transparent Local Government elections in Ondo State while adhering to provisions contained within electoral laws. As such, voters were urged to expect a smooth and efficient election process when they head to the polls next year.

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