- About 623 candidates would contest Oyo state House of Assembly seats in 2019
- 112 women are among the candidates to contest for the 32 seats
- The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mutiu Agboke, said the final list of the candidates for the state assembly would be published on January 31, 2019
No fewer than 112 women are among the candidates to contest the 32 seats in the Oyo state House of Assembly election in 2019, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the investigation conducted by NAN in Ibadan on Monday, December 24, revealed that 511 males would join their female contestants from various respective political parties to contest the state Assembly seats.
It was gathered that a total of 49 political parties fielded candidates for the assembly seats.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mutiu Agboke, told NAN that the final list of the candidates for the state Assembly and governorship election would be published on January 31, 2019.
He said: ''This is in line with Section 34 of the Electoral Activities 2010 (as amended).''
Agboke urged all the candidates and leaders of the respective political parties to prevail on their party members and supporters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
He disclosed that the state had 2,954,720 registered voters, ”but 927,225 PVCs uncollected are still in the custody of INEC.
”The commission has just received another batch of 103,737 PVCs for voters that sought transfer, replacement of lost and defaced PVCs.”
He urged those concerned to visit INEC offices where they registered for collection but stressed that would be no collection of PVCs by proxy.
The REC promised not to leave any stone unturned in improving the electoral proceedings for a successful polls in 2019. (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Monday, December 24, stated that his ambition to be governor again was hinged on his concern that the state had lost its pacesetter status, despite its abundant resources, and that residents of the state grappled with pains and hardship.
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