- Parties rev up governorship bid
- Ekiti goes to poll June 18, Osun July 16
- Lagos, Kano top in INEC’s 176,846 new polling units
- 749 units removed from churches, mosques, shrines, palaces, homes
Tempo of political activities has been raised in Ekiti and Osun states, following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release of governorship election dates
Ekiti will go to the poll on June 18, 2022 while it will be the turn of Osun to elect its governor on July 18, 2022, according to INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Prof. Yakubu also announced the creation of additional polling units, raising the number from 119,974 to 176,864 nationwide.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), which controls the two states and the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party started reviewing up their activities.
The APC in Osun said it had adopted Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as its candidate, to enable him run for his second term while the spokesman for the PDP said members were rooting for Senateor Ademola Adeleke as the candidate, but with a caveat: All those interested will be free to bid for the ticket.
PDP National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan described the announcement by the electoral agency as a welcome development.
He said: “We are battle ready for the elections. We just have to dot the “ts” and “is” as we commence preparation. We will strengthen the structure and procedures of our parties in the two states, and make the chapters ready for the polls.
“We will organise our process well. We will conduct our congresses. Our candidates will emerge and we will begin our campaigns. Nigerians are tired of the ruling APC because it has failed the country. They have written off the APC.”