Barring any unforeseen circumstance, elections into local government areas and local council development areas in Oyo State will hold on May 12, 2018.
This is coming after more than 7 years without elected officials in the council.
The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC announced the date today.
The elections, which should have taken place in February 2017, was suspended following a an Abuja Federal High Court order instituted by some traditional rulers and community heads over contentious issues in of the newly created LCDAs.
The baales agreed to withdraw the case in December 2017 and the government got the go-ahead to conduct the elections.
This is coming few weeks after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenged governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC to immediately test their party’s popularity among Nigerians by conducting free, fair and credible local council elections in states under their control.
The PDP said this was the only way the APC could test its level of acceptance in the country.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, had in January, alleged that there were indications that the ruling party was not comfortable with elections due to its alleged poor performance.