The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission today, commenced screening exercise for Chairmanship Candidates of the various political parties participating in the 2021 Local Government elections in the State.
The screening which took place at the Commission’s Headquarters, Oke-ilewo, Abeokuta, witnessed large turnout of Vice Chairmanship and Chairmanship candidates of the various political parties.
Giving an appraisal of the exercise, OGSIEC Chairman, Mr. Bababtunde Osibodu submitted that the exercise has been good as all the political parties turned out for the exercise, adding that, they have between today and tomorrow for them to be screened.
“We have a good turnout today and we want to again assure that the Commission is working with Security Agencies to ensure the security of lives and property of people before, during and after the elections. I want to advise the screened candidates to continue campaign” Osibodu said.
In their remarks, Mr Ajayi Olaoye, a People’s Democratic Party Chairmanship candidate from Sagamu Local Government, described the screening as fantastic without error and gave kudos to the Commission, just as Honnourable Leke Odusanya, Chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party from Ijebu North East Local Government and Abolade Shamsudeen, of the Labour Party from Obafemi Owode Local Government said the exercise was peaceful, saying the verification was excellent.
Similarly, Tunde Emilola-Gazal, Dare Paul Alebiosu, Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ijebu-Ode Local Government, and Adebayo Abdulsalam Ayorinde, Chairmanship candidate, Abeokuta North Local Government, also of the APC described the exercise as smooth, advising other aspirants to comply with the screening process.
The Commission also screened Councillorship candidates from the various political parties who could not be screened, owing to their inability to get their forms sworn. The screening continues tomorrow, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the same venue.