Scrap The Monetary Demand on LG Candidates, Solola Tells OGSIEC - CAVEAT TIMES


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Scrap The Monetary Demand on LG Candidates, Solola Tells OGSIEC

The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), has been charged to scrap the monetary demand imposed on the forthcoming local government elections’ candidates in the state.

It would be recalled that the Chairman of the  Commission, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu who rolled out some of the guidelines of the elections, said chairmanship form will be sold for N200,000 while councilorship form will be sold for N100,000, revealed that forms would be given to women for free.

Reacting to the statement, Olufemi Solola said the state government should be responsible enough to foot the elections bills saying that the idea of asking the candidates to pay that kind of amounts is not acceptable.

Solola, a self styled apostle of integrity and good governance also argued that with the high rate of poverty, hunger and joblessness in Ogun state, the credible youths who are determined to give birth to a better Ogun state and who form 95% of the elections’ candidates do not have any money to pay.

Solola pointed out that the government has impoverished the people enough, hence the government should not hinder them from serving their community, by asking them to pay money before they can contest for elections.

Solola suggested that Ogun state government, if truly is the people’s government and wants the best for the good people of Ogun state, should pay for everything OGSIEC needs to conduct a free and fair local government elections, so that no financial burden will be put on the candidates by OGSIEC.

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