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POLLS: INEC plans modalities for stakeholders’ engagement in Edo, Ondo



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said Thursday it would work out the modalities for the resumption of engagements with political parties, civil society groups and other stakeholders in readiness for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.

The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Okoye said the Commission met on Thursday and deliberated on the step-by-step protocol for its resumption of activities and operations.

He said INEC deliberated on preparations for the conduct of the two elections and other pending senatorial and state assembly bye-elections.

Okoye said: “The Commission will work out modalities for the ramping up of activities in two of the states where it has governorship elections (Edo and Ondo).”

“INEC will liaise with security agencies and health authorities on resumption of work in the two states as soon as possible.

“The commission will resume engagement with political parties, civil society groups and organisations, the media and other stakeholders in relation to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.

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“The modalities for these engagements will be worked out and considered at its next meeting on May 14, 2020.”

The commission, according to Okoye, however, asked directors and other designated staff of the various departments to resume work at the INEC National Headquarters on May 13.

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