Concerning the forthcoming Guber election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, said that only 15 political parties will participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo State, Johnson Samikiem said this concerning the Guber election in the state.
He made this know to the public at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City where he came to monitor the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.
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Johnson Samikiem said, “INEC is fully prepared to conduct a free and credible election in the state. And to this regard, we have 15 political parties who have registered with us to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.”
Furthermore, the Edo State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Johnson Samikiem, said that the electoral commission is empowered by the law to monitor any elections in the state, hence his attendance in the PDP primary election.
He said “So far so good, I am impressed with the conduct of the election particularly its compliance with the electoral laws as regards the COVID-19 regulations.
“INEC is empowered by the law to monitor any election in the country, and that is why I’m here”, he added.
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