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LG polls : Results will be released few hours after election – OGSIEC

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Mr Babatunde Osibodu, the Chairman, Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC)  has stated that  necessary machineries had been put in place to ensure an immediate release of all polling results at the Commission’s headquarters within few hours after the elections.

Osibodu gave the assurance during an interface with members of the State  Assembly Committee on Special Duties and Parastatals led by Mr Ademola Adeniran at the assembly complex,  Abeokuta. 

He stated that there would be restriction of human and vehicular movements between 8am and 2pm on the elections day.

He said that the commission was ready to conduct a hitch-free election into the vacant seats of Chairmen and Councilors in the 20 Councils across the state on Saturday. 

He added  that the electoral body had been engaging necessary stakeholders including political party agents, security formations and traditional rulers among others, through multi-lingual orientation programmes. 

Responding,  Adeniran challenged the Commission to put in place measures towards ensuring the conduct of a very transparent and credible election.

In the same vein, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, has described vocational skill acquisition programmes as one veritable means of economic empowerment being adopted by the state in building sustainable livelihood for women to be self- dependent.

The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs. Melutia Ogunremi, disclosed this while presenting the budget performance of the Ministry before the members of the Assembly Committee on Women Affairs. 

OgunToday reports that the House Committee was Chaired by Mrs  Sikiratu Ajibola.

Efuwape added that the ministry had conducted matriculation ceremony for 100 trainees into the vocational training programme.

She noted that the ministry had  organised a multi stakeholders dialogue to identity capacity gaps in implementing initiatives on ending violence against women and girls in the state.

She explained that the ministry had equally handled a total of 836 family cases between January and June this year.

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