Edo guber: INEC gives date for PDP, APC to begin campaign


Independent National Electoral Commission, INE on Thursday that the ban on campaigns by political parties ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State has been lifted.

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

According to Wariowei, “Campaigns have officially started in the state. Campaigns start 90 days to the election, and it started on 21 June”

He also disclosed that his 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.

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

Recall that INEC had cleared and displayed a list of candidates of 14 registered political parties, including the All Progressives Party and the Peoples Democratic Party as the major contenders, ahead of the polls.

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