By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Seven registered political parties in Oyo State under the banners of the Conference of the Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) on Thursday expressed their readiness to participate in the Saturday’s local government election in the state.
The parties made this known in a statement issued and signed by Publicity Secretary of the Oyo state chapter of the CNPP, Dr. Smart Afolayan,
According to the statement, the seven political parties are the Progressive People Alliance (PPA), Unity Democratic Party (UDP), African Peoples Alliance (APA), People for Democratic Change (PDC), Young Political Party(YPP), Action Democratic Party (ADP) and Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP).
While calling on security agencies to ensure peaceful atmosphere during the election, the political parties urged all the people of the state to come out enmass to participate in the Saturday’s council election.
The political parties maintained that they decided to participate in the election after the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) dropped the charge of N150,000 and N100,000 for chairmanship and councillorship nomination forms respectively.
“As we have no other state we can call our own, we are thus saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace and ensuring that the election is peaceful and devoid of rancor and disruption from any quarters. We call on all security agencies to ensure a peaceful atmosphere that will facilitate a free and fair local government election in the state devoid of rancor and blood letting”.