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Edo guber: INEC responds to court’s decision on PDP primary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has communicated stress over pre-political race prosecutions and the clashing requests radiating in front of Edo State governorship political race.

Review that after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourtt, restrained Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP primary election, an Edo State High Court of Justice sitting in Ekpoma, on Tuesday night stopped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and others, from excluding, preventing, any of the aspirants who have been cleared by the party from contesting in the governorship primary in the state.
The PDP primaries is scheduled for Thursday, June 24.

Responding, INEC, in an announcement discharged by itsNational Commissioner and Chairman, Information, and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said the rate of the litigations could harm the smooth conduct of primaries and the upcoming elections.

Okoye explained that the commission met on Tuesday and deliberated on a range of issues, including the ongoing conduct of Party Primaries relating to the Edo governorship election slated for Sept. 19.

He said the commission was intently checking the cases emerging from the administration of political parties, tthe conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates, warning that the spate and tenor of pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating can harm the smooth conduct of primaries and the upcoming elections.

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