Political parties participating in the forthcoming Ogun State Local Government Elections have been urged to contact the Commission for the collection of Personal Data Forms for candidates.
Chairman, Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu while Speaking during an internal appraisal of preparation at the commission office in Abeokuta disclosed that collection of the forms also known as Forms CF 001 and CF 002 has commenced, and is expected to end on Friday, May 28th, 2021.
Osibodu stressed that though the information has been in the public, there was the need to further remind political parties and guide along every step which he enjoined them to comply.
“We don’t want to give room for misinformation, hence, our continuous media engagement and collaborations. Though, the political parties are well informed about this,
“I however consider it imperative to reiterate that we have commenced the distribution of personal data forms for candidates by political parties from Wednesday, May 12th which is expected to end on Friday, May 28th, 2021.
“I urge the political parties to be on the same page with us, we are also being proactive and ensuring that things are done by the prescription of the law. We will continue to echo this in the ears of the political parties,” Osibodu said.
He said submission of the personal data forms for candidates will be from Thursday, May 13th to June 1st, 2021, emphasising that the need to keep intimating political parties with the guidelines and timetable cannot be overemphasized.