Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has stated that 18 political parties have been cleared to contest the council elections, including the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Babatunde Osibodu, Chairman, OGSIEC disclosed this in response to the PDP allegation of an attempted disenfranchisement of the party from participating in the forthcoming council elections by the commission.
Osibodu hereby exonerated the commission from such allegation, stressing that OGSIEC has no control or involvement over internal wrangling in any party as being insinuated in certain quarters.
“It is expected that parties with internal issues should endeavour to resolve them latest Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 when the screening exercise shall be concluded.
“Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) wishes to reiterate that it has been and will continue to be fair, impartial, even-handed and transparent in the conduct of the 2021 Local Government Elections in the state,” he said.