THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed June 12 for commencement of political campaigns ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo. Similarly, it said the electioneering by aspirants in the governorship election in Ondo state scheduled for November 26 should begin on August 28.
This was contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Thursday, May 12, in Abuja. According to the commission, June 12 has been scheduled for the commencement of campaigns by political parties participating in the Edo governorship election. “July 2 to July 4 have also been set aside for the conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries,” it said.
It stated that official register of voters for the election in Edo would be published on August 11. It added that submission of names of political parties’ agents should be made to Electoral Officers in the local government areas in the state on August 28. According to the commission, September 8 will be the last day for campaigns for the Edo governorship election.
For Ondo state, it fixed August 28 for commencement of campaigns by political parties, adding that the parties had between August 22 and August 26 to collect nomination forms from INEC headquarters in Abuja. It added that conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries in Ondo state would hold between September 18 and September 19.
It also said that register of voters for the Ondo election would be published on October 27, while submission of party agents’ names to Electoral Officers in the local government areas had been slated for November 19. It fixed Nov. 24 as the last day for campaigns for the Ondo election.
— May 12, 2016 @ 18:58 GMT