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INEC TO FINALIZE FRAMEWORK FOR EDO,ONDO POLLS

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has restated its commitment to conduct the Edo and Ondo Governorship elections on 19th September and 10th October 2020 as contained in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities released on 6th February 2020. 

The Commission made this known in a statement issued and signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye after a meeting called to deliberate on a wide range of issues including the conduct of the Edo and Ondo Governorship elections, as well as the 9 outstanding bye elections in different parts of the country.

The statement says the commission deliberated extensively on a Policy Framework that will guide its operations, activities and engagements with critical stakeholders in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the electoral process in Nigeria to enable it issue a Policy Framework for engagement with stakeholders on the  conduct of the two governorship elections, as well as outstanding bye elections and future electoral activities 

INEC while assuring Nigerians of the resolve and determination to provide the requisite guidance, innovation and leadership in conducting elections in the context of the pandemic says it will accelerate consultations and engagements with political parties, civil society organizations, security agencies and health authorities as soon as its Policy Framework is finalized this week.

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