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We’ll Conduct A Conclusive Election In Edo – INEC
The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Sam Olumekun, has assured that the upcoming governorship election in the state would not be declared inconclusive.
Olumekun was speaking in Benin on Monday during a voter education implementation meeting.
“We want to assure the people that we are prepared to conduct a conclusive governorship election on September 10,” he said.
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC National Chairman explained that inconclusive elections were no fault of INEC’s. He said they are as a result of incidents of violence and irregularities always caused by political parties.
He said the aim of the meeting was to find ways of better educating voters in the state ahead of the election that has been scheduled to hold on September 10, adding that elections in Nigeria appear difficult because politicians see politics as a do-or-die affair.
Other participants at the event called for more collaboration between the electoral umpire and other interest groups, including civil society organizations, the media and even physically challenged persons in order to achieve the desired result.