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Ogun Makes U-Turn, Begins Preparation For Council Poll

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The Ogun State has make a reverse on their earlier stand of not conducting the council elections again this year due to insufficient funds.

The Fidelinfo gathered that the state is set 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.

“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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JUST IN: INEC Fixes Date For 2023 Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Fidelinfo gathered that the Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday.

The date was captured in his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, the INEC Chairman told members of the House of Representatives they are about 855 days left for the next general elections.

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APC Expels Ondo Lawmaker For Anti-party Activities

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended and expelled Hon Tomomewo Favour, the only female member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ilaje Constituency II.

The Fidelinfo gathered that Hon. Favour was expelled from the party by the executive of her ward (Mahin ward IV).

The ward chairman, Olamigoke Ajimuda and the ward secretary Omosule Taid signed her expulsion letter dated October 12th, 2020.

She was accused of engaging in anti-party activities before and during the just concluded Ondo State Governorship Election.

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Buhari Appoints Media Aide, Lauretta Onochie INEC Commisioner

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to confirm the appointment of one of his media aides, Lauretta Onochie, and three others as Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Fidelinfo gathered that the letter was read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

Lauretta Onochie is currently the media aide to President Buhari on Social Media.

The President seeks confirmation of her appointment as a National Commissioner of INEC representing Delta State.

Others are Professor Mohammed Sani (Katsina); Professor Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti), and Seidu Ahmed (Jigawa).

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