Adebayo Adenrele

…says all political parties qualified for participation

The Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) has scheduled December 2, 2023 for the conduct of elections into the 16 local governments and 22 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA’s) in the State.

The Chairman of the commission, Hon. Justice Corneleous Akintayo (rtd) made the disclosure during a press conference on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, heralding the commencement of the activities of the commission ahead of the exercise.

Reeling out the activities of the commission ahead of the exercise, the Justice Akintayo flanked by other members of the commission said election of 177 counsellors would also be conduct.

He explained that Ward Congresses for the election of chairmanship and counsellorship candidates by political parties would come up on Saturday 7th of October 2023.

Collection and submission of nomination forms by various political parties participating in the election would be hold on 12th to 18th of October 2023.

Submission of list of qualified and unqualified candidates to political parties and replacement of candidates by political parties would also come up on 6th to 10th of November.

The EKSIEC chair while soliciting for the supports of the media and other relevant stakeholders in the State for the success of the exercise, stayed that publication by electoral officers of person nominated by political parties and issuance of notice of polls will come on 20th of November 2023.

While notice of withdrawal of nomination of candidates by political parties and closing of electioneering campaign by political parties will end by 24th of November and 29th of November respectively..

Reiterating the readiness of the commission under his leadership to conduct free and credible election, explained that the commission has concluded plans to embark on aggressive awareness and mobilisation of voters on the needs to participate in the election and vote for the candidates of their choices.

He assured that all registered political parties in the country would be fully mobilized and participate in the exercise.