Ogun LG election: Gov Abiodun gives update

November 4, 2020
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Governor Dapo Abiodun has given an update about the much-awaited local government election in Ogun State.

DAILY POST reports that the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, once said the election would be held in 2021.

But, Gov Abiodun has affirmed that the “local government election in the State is around the corner.”

Abiodun said the election would commence as soon as the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) is formed.

The Governor, during an interactive Ogun Youth-Government townhall meeting, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, said “what the State would be having is an election and not a selection process.”

“We will soon be constituting the Ogun State Electoral Commission. The commission has to be established first because they are the ones that will be conducting the local government elections and this will happen sooner than later; and they will role out the timetable for the local government elections. So, I want to enjoin you to begin to work towards it,” Abiodun said.

The governor, while charging youths who may be interested in elective offices at the grassroots to start preparing for the election, urged them to show leadership by endearing themselves to their people and registering with political parties.

“In the process of an election, you have to begin to participate, register with a political party and begin to campaign. You have to show leadership. You have to demonstrate you are responsible. A local government Chairman is what they call a Mayor in America. It is a big position; you are the governor of a local government and you also have your own cabinet.

“You will not become a local government chairman by just talking or by agitating. You have to sell yourself to your people. You have to endear yourself to their heart, so if you want to become a local government chairman, the time is now to begin to find your way to your local government and begin to endear yourself into the heart of the people,” it was stated.

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