The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timetable for the September 22 governorship election in line with the provision of Electoral Act.
The INEC new Resident Electoral Commissioner posted to Osun, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, in his maiden address on Thursday, made the disclosure at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital of Osun.
Agbaje explained that 411,438 Permanent Voters Card out of 1,407,235 registered voters in 2015, are yet to be collected.
He disclosed that notice of election would be June 23 while commencement of public campaign by political parties has been slated for June 24.
According to Agbaje, conduct of party primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries would be between June 24 and July 23.
He said August 22 would be the last day for the submission of nomination forms by political parties while campaigns would end on September 20.
He promised that INEC would ensure a free, fair and transparent election that would be acceptable to the people of the state.
The Commissioner also urged journalists and other stakeholders to support the commission in its effort to conduct credible election come September 22.
He said, “we have the mandate to provide a level playing ground for all players and we expect in return the cooperation of all stakeholders.
“To the press, we expect you to join hands with the commission to maintain equity and justice before, during and after the process.
“On our part, we promise to operate an open door policy and ensure the entrenchment of all the core values and standards of INEC with zero tolerance for electoral fraud.