Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, on Wednesday, said a total of 318 councillorship candidates would be returned unopposed at the various wards in the coming Saturday January 27 local government election in the state.
Accordingly, the LG election would hold in 71 out of 389 wards in the state.
The Chairman of the Commission, Otunba Segun Oladitan, at a press conference held in Osogbo, on Wednesday, said the election would hold in 6 wards of the Central District, 13 wards in the West and 52 wards in the East Senatorial District of the state.
He said, “Of all the candidates representing the participating political parties in the 389 wards across the state, 318 councillorship candidates in 318 wards have been presented unopposed, representing the candidates who satisfy the requirements of the law with reference to Section 41 of the Electoral Act (2011) as amended. Therefore, there shall be elections in only 71 wards of the state.
Oladitan assured that the commission has done everything necessary to ensure free and fair election, noting that there would be restriction on vehicular movement that would exclude federal ways from 7am to 2pm.