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COVID-19:INEC Clears Air On Suspending Edo, Ondo Governorship Elections



The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Monday mentioned the Edo and Ondo State governorship elections haven’t been postponed.

INEC Nationwide Commissioner, Festus Okoye in a press release launched on Monday mentioned the election timetable has not been adjusted.

The electoral physique, due to this fact, promised to tell Nigerians if and when a brand new determination is taken.

“The Fee needs to tell most of the people that no determination has been taken to postpone the Edo and Ondo governorship election or alter the timetable and schedule of actions for the mentioned election scheduled for 19th September and 10th October 2020 respectively.

“It will likely be recalled that the Fee on the sixth February 2020 launched the Timetable and Schedule of Actions for the 2 elections. Since then, the timetable has not been adjusted.

Whereas we’re conscious of the destructive impression of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re additionally monitoring the varied efforts by the Federal and State Governments, well being authorities and different stakeholders to include the unfold of and get rid of COVID-19.

”If and when the necessity arises to regulate the timetable for the election, the identical might be conveyed to the general public within the traditional method. Within the meantime, we’ll proceed to review the scenario fastidiously and cooperate with different stakeholders within the battle towards COVID-19.”

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