Aare Abiola Olagunju, Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, has disclosed why the commission included the logo of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in ballot papers used for today’s local government election in the state.
The senior advocate, who was answering on Fresh 105.9 FM, said they had given out the contract for the printing of ballot papers, thinking APC was going to participate.
He said APC and 17 other political parties gave their words to participate, so OYSIEC had to go ahead with preparations.
We understand that 17 parties participated in today’s election as APC had last week announced a plan to not participate in the elections.
Recall that earlier, last week, Oyo APC asked for a postponement because it was prevented from participating due to the legal battle that was recently decided.