INEC Confirms Start Of Campaigns In Edo

INEC confirms start of campaigns in Edo
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that it has lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties ahead of the governorship election in Edo state.

Mr Timidi Wariowei, the INEC Head of Voter Education in Edo, said that the campaigns officially commenced on June 21.

“Campaigns have officially started in the state. Campaigns starts 90 days to the election and it started on June 21”, he said.

Wariowei also disclosed that the office had taken delivery of some non-sensitive materials and distributed the same to the 18 local government areas of the state.

“The reason we distributed materials early is that the office we are occupying now has a small storage capacity. The storage facility cannot accommodate all the materials, so as the materials come we dispatch to our local government offices.

“The non-sensitive materials we have received so far are not complete so as they come in batches we distribute because of lack of space to keep them,” he said.

According to Wariowei, the total registered voters as at 2019 is 2,210,534, while uncollected PVCs stands at 483,868.

INEC has cleared and displayed list of candidates of 14 registered political parties, including the All Progressives Party and Peoples Democratic Party, being the major contenders, ahead of the polls.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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