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Governorship: Inec Sets Dates For Edo, Ondo Elections

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BEVERLY HILLS, May 12, (THEWILL) – The governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will hold on September 10 and November 26 respectively, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its daily bulletin published Thursday.

Campaigns by aspirants and political parties for the Edo governorship race will begin on June 12, while aspirants and parties in Ondo will take their turn on August 28.

“July 2 to July 4 have also been set aside for the conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries,” INEC said.

It stated that official register of voters for the election in Edo will be published on Aug. 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 Aug. 28.

According to the commission, Sept. 8 will be the last day for campaigns for the Edo governorship election. For Ondo state, it fixed Aug. 28 for commencement of campaigns by political parties, adding that the parties had between Aug. 22 and Aug. 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 Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. It also said that register of voters for the Ondo election would be published on Oct. 27, while submission of party agents' names to Electoral Officers in the local government areas had been slated for Nov. 19. Nov. 24 will be the last day for campaigns for the Ondo election.