Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, INEC Insists Edo, Ondo Elections Dates Remain

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states slated for September 19 and October 10 would be met despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also said the timetable and schedule of activities for the elections still stand.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement said the commission will issue policy framework for the engagement of stakeholders tomorrow.

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Festus restated the commission’s resolve to provide the requisite innovation in conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it is committed to fulfilling its constitutional responsibility of conducting elections, but without jeopardising the health and well-being of citizens.

He said the timetable and schedule of activities for the elections still stand.

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