Chairman of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), John Olajide Ajeigbe, on Monday revealed that only two petitions were filed against the results of the May 12, 2018 council election declared by the electoral body.
Ajeigbe made this known while answering questions from journalists shortly after he was presented with the credible leadership award by the Society for Advancement of Credible Leadership (SOACREL) at the OYSIEC’s headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan.
The OYSIEC’s Chairman revealed that one out of 610 councillorship and one out of the 68 chairmanship results declared by the commission was being challenged at the local government election tribunal.
He revealed further that the petition on the chairmanship result had to do with internal wrangling within a political party, where one of the aspirants was challenging the candidacy of the person presented for the poll by the party.
Ajeigbe declared that the few petitions that emanated from the results declared by OYSIEC were an indicator that the electoral process was credible.