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INEC fixes date to discuss resumption of normal activities

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed May 7, for its officials to meet in its offices across the country to review resuming normal activities.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in a national broadcast on Monday, directed that work should resume from May 4.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID–19, also recently announced advisory and protocols Nigerians must adher to on the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown.

However, INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement entitled: “Resumption of normal activities in the commission” on Thursday said:

“The commission noted the advisory and protocols outlined by the PTF on combating COVID-19 on the gradual easing of lockdown from Monday, May 4 2020.

“The commission will meet on Thursday, May 7, 2020, to review the situation in its offices across the country and adopt a clear road map and guidelines for resumption of activities in line with the announcement by the PTF.”

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Okoye said the meeting would also deliberate on a number of issues, including preparations for the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September 19 and October 10 2020, respectively; the forthcoming bye elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Plateau states.

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