The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, extended deadline for the conduct of primary election by political parties.
This is just as the commission has lifted the ban on campaign by aspirants for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the state.
The commission announced this in the amended election time table it released yesterday in Ibadan, the state capital.
In the revised time table, signed by its Chairman, Mr Jide Ajeigbe, the commission said campaigns by political parties and conduct of primaries will hold till February 23.
Candidates for councillorship positions will be screened by OYSIEC between February 28 and March 4 while chairmanship candidates will be screened from March 6 to 10.
According to the time table, cleared candidates can pick nomination forms from March 25 to 29, while the names of qualified candidates will be published on April 20.
Electioneering campaigns will end on May 11 while the actual election holds on May 12.
The commission said it reviewed the time table following complaints by some parties about delineation of wards in the newly created LCDAs, but the date of the election was not changed.