INEC declears dates for Edo, Ondo governorship elections

The Edo state governorship election will take place on 10 September, while the Ondo election is set for 26 November, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said today.

According to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released today, campaigns by political parties for Edo governorship election would begin by June 12.

” The conduct of party primaries in Edo, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place from June 2 to Monday July 4, 2016.”

It added that the Commission would publish the official Register of Voters for the Edo governorship election on August. 11.

” On the same day, INEC will publish the list of nominated candidates by ppolitical parties.”
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According to the timetable, Sept.8 will be the last day for campaigns in Edo.

For Ondo State poll, the commission scheduled Aug. 28, for commencement of campaigns by political parties in the state.

“The conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 19.

“Publication of the Official Register of Voters for the election will be done on Oct. 27, while publication of list of nominated candidates will be done on the same day.”

It also stated that Nov. 24 had been fixed by the Commission as the last day of campaigns by all political parties.

“Run-off election to the Office of the Governor in the state (if any) will be held within 7 days after the announcement of the result of the election in accordance with the Constitution.”

Similarly the commission has scheduled the Ife Central State Constituency, Osun re-run election for April 9.

“Ife Central State Constituency is made up of one local government, 11 Registration Areas, 168 Polling Units and 197 Voting Points.

“The State Constituency has a total of 95,239 registered voters.”

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