The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has released the time table and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo.
Elections for the government Houses have been scheduled for Saturday, 10th September and Saturday, 26th November 2016, respectively.
Already, a number of aspirants have commenced underground work ahead of the various party primaries.
According to the commission, “12th June 2016 is the date scheduled for the commencement of campaigns by Political Parties participating in the Edo governorship election, while 2nd – 4th of July, 2016 has been set aside for the conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries.”
The Commission has also scheduled 11th August, 2016 for publication of official Register of Voters for the election, while submission of names of party agents for the election to the Electoral Officers of the Local Government Areas has been fixed for 27th August, 2016.
Thursday, 8th of September, 2016 is the last day of campaigns for the Edo governorship election.
Similarly, INEC has scheduled 28th August 2016 for commencement of campaign by Political Parties in the Ondo governorship election.
The Commission has scheduled 22nd – 26th August 2016 for collection of forms by Political Parties at INEC Headquarters, while conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries will hold between 18th – 19th September, 2016.
Publication of official Register of Voters for the election will be done on the 27th of October, 2016, while submission of names of party agents for the election to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government Areas is slated for 19th November, 2016.
The last day of campaigns for the Ondo governorship election is Thursday, 24th November, 2016.