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Ogun setting stage for council election

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OGUN State is to constitute an electoral board for the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to conduct the council election.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Afolabi Afuape said the appointment of a permanent secretary into Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission was an indication the state was making preparations for the election.

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“We are preparing for council election. You can see in the last appointment of permanent secretaries, somebody was moved to OGSIEC as the permanent secretary.  The board, when constituted, will have to prepare for the election.  OGSIEC will have to give three months’ notice to allow all political parties to prepare for the election,” he said.

According to him, the dwindling economy had been a major constraint for councils to do capital projects, as a large chunk of allocations was spent on recurrent expenditure.

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