OSSIEC Books 360 copies of Nigerian Tribune Newspaper containing election time-table ahead of publication;

OSSIEC Books 360 copies of Nigerian Tribune Newspaper containing election time-table ahead of publication;

To be distributed across all the Wards in Osun State for publication;

And to Political Parties free of charge;

18/02/2024

The Chairman of Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC), Hashim Abioye Esq., has booked and paid for 360 copies of the Monday 19th February, 2024 edition of the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper wherein the notice of the local government elections and timetable/schedule of activities for the elections will be published as announced. This gesture by the OSSIEC Chairman is in furtherance of the resolve of the Commission to follow due process and to carry all relevant stakeholders along in the process.

The distribution template according to the Chairman is 332 copies for each of the 332 Wards across the State where same will be published in line with section 28(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022 as well as section 24(3) of the OSSIEC Law, 2022 which requires that the election notice must be published in each of the Wards in respect of which election is to hold.

In the same vein, the OSSIEC Chairman has made arrangements to distribute free copies of the newspaper publication to each of the registered political parties having presence in the State for their intimate awareness, while the remaining copies will be for the Commission’s members and administrative purposes.

The Chairman further assures that in the conduct of the local government elections, due process will be followed to the letters, and all relevant stakeholders will be carried along in a manner that guarantees transparency, credibility and acceptability.

Signed:

Omoyemi Badru,
Press Secretary to the Chairman,
OSSIEC

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