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INEC Fixed Edo And Ondo 2020 Guber Elections Date

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The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has yesterday announced September 19 for the Edo 2020 Governorship election.It also said the Ondo governorship poll will hold on October 10.


Though, it is expected for the Akeredolu led administration in Ondo state to easily pick up the party ticket in the state, but in Edo, the ruling party is divided by the Obaseki led loyalties and his predecessor Com Oshiomole.



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Edo 2020: INEC Starts The Distribution of Non Sensitive Materials

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As the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state is drawing nearer, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Edo State said it has received non-sensitive materials for the September 19 governorship election in the state.

The Public Affairs Officer of INEC in the state, Tina Obamogie, said in an interview that the materials had been distributed to the 18 Local Government Areas ahead of the election. She also disclosed that the commission would use the 2019 voters register for the election which has 2, 210, 334 registered voters, adding that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there would be no distribution of unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards.

No fewer than 14 political parties will be participating in the election.

She said, “We have taken receipt of non-sensitive materials and we have distributed them to the respective LGAs.

“There are 483, 868 unclaimed Permanent Voters Card, but due to the ongoing scourge of coronavirus pandemic, this is not the period to distribute PVCs. Anything that has to do with the collection is not done this period because of COVID-19.

“We had the intention to distribute before the lockdown but we are considering the safety of lives this period. For that reason, we would rely on the 2019 voters register which has 2, 210, 334 registered voters.”



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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Insists on Direct Primary; Inform INEC

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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is currently the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisting that the party has decided that it will use the direct primary mode for the selection of its candidate for the Edo State governorship poll.

In a letter dated May 19, 2020, addressed to INEC Chairman, Oshiomhole said the party had put in place measures to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Oshiomhole affirms that the party will strictly adhere to Covid19 precaution during and after the course of the primary election.

The letter which he captioned “Notice of intention to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election,” read in part, “I convey to you my compliments and wish to respectfully inform you that the All Progressives Congress has decided to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election on Monday, 22nd of June, 2020.

“To this end, we have put in place modalities to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines as announced by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“Therefore, direct primaries will be conducted in one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards.”

“We, accordingly, invite you as observers of the primaries with full compliance with All Progressives Congress Constitution and the Electoral Act.”

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INEC REC explains why Elections will be Cancelled

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The Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will cancel polls, in units where ballot boxes were snatched in the state.

Igini stated this while addressing newsmen, on the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom on Saturday.

“We are able to deliver ballot papers and result sheets in various polling units apart from few that have one challenge or the other.

“What I can tell you emphatically is that there is no election, where there is snatching of ballot papers or result sheets are taken to private homes or somewhere to thumb print.

“We will not accept it, those things are not going to work here and we are not going to accept it.

Those areas will stand as cancelled and we will take them as non events,” Igini said.

He, however, said that the conduct of the elections was not completely 100 per cent, adding that elections did not start accordingly in few centres in the state due to some challenges.

Igini promised that INEC had learned lessons and will improve during the governorship elections.

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