Twenty political parties, including APC and two PDP factions have submitted the list of bio-data forms of their candidates to the Ogun state Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), for the October 8 council poll, to beat the Friday deadline.
28 political parties collected the forms from OGSIEC head office of in Abeokuta, ahead of the screening of candidates by the agency on Monday next week.
One of the agency’s Commissioners, Mutiu Agboke, who made this known to rockcityfm in Abeokuta, said forms were collected from the two PDP factions led by Engineer Adebayo Dayo and Sikirulahi Ogundele to avoid likely litigation.
Agboke said OGSIEC was fully prepared for the screening exercise, starting with candidates contesting the 349 councillorship seats, including the 236 wards and 113 newly created area units.
Other political parties who returned the bio –data forms of their candidates ,include Mega Progressives Peoples Party(MPPP) ,Unity Party of Nigeria(UPN), Peoples Party of Nigeria(PPN), Hope Democratic(HP) , Advance Congress of Democrats(ACD) and Independent Democrats(ID)