The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu will hold the last stakeholders meeting with Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other stakeholders before the Edo State Governorship election.
Making this disclosure, Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said that the meeting will take place at Benin the state capital on Monday.
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Okoye who further revealed that ad hoc staff would be deployed on Friday prior to their resumption on Saturday noted that non-sensitive materials had been deployed to the Registration Areas already.
Okoye said, “The commission will deploy the ad hoc staff to the Registration Area Centers on Friday, September 18, from where they will be deployed to the polling units at first light on Saturday. As a prelude to the election, the Chairman and National Commissioners will hold the last stakeholders meeting on Monday and sign, and the political parties and their candidates will sign a peace accord on Tuesday.”
Yakubu had said on Thursday that the National Peace Committee, INEC, and every conscientious Nigerian had been concerned about the fear of violence in elections.