Following the conduct of a Bye-election which was held at Joga/Ibooro Ward 5 in Yewa North Local Government Area by Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGISIEC), Hon. Saheed Ali has been declared winner of the election.
Hon. Saheed Ali who pulled with a total number 1,749 majority votes, witnessed a massive turnout of voters across the eight polling units under the Ward.
The process, which became imperative, was due to the demise of a former Councilor, Hon. Sunday Ogundele, and conducted in line with the Ogun State Electoral Law, to elect another Councilor to complete the tenure.
Monitoring the process, Political party chieftains in the area, including the State Commissioner for Housing, Jagunmolu Akande Omoniyi, APC Chairman, Mr. Adekunle Adeosun, the Council boss, Mr. Oluwole Ogunyomi, among others, commended OGSIEC for a well organised exercise, saying the orderliness at various polling units showed the Commission’s level of preparedness towards a hitch-free election.
Omoniyi, while noting that the exercise was peaceful and fair, appreciated the people in the area for casting their votes, assuring that, efforts are in top gear to mobilising people to get their Permanent Voter’s Card for the 2023 General Elections, as the window of prospect is still open for people to register and those who have changed locations having opportunity to transfer their registration to new locations.
Also speaking, the Awujako of Ijako, Oba (Revd.) Matthew Ewedairo lauded the Commission for conducting a free and fair election, adding that voting materials were sufficient with high turnout of voters.
In his remark, the newly elected Councilor, Hon. Ali appreciated the people for the confidence reposed in him, promising to do his best to ensure development in the area.