This was contained in a statement in Abuja on Monday, signed by its Chairman, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, a former member House of Representatives.
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Spokesperson for the group, Victor Kalu, who stated this while addressing newsmen in Benin on Monday, said to a large extent, INEC committed to getting electoral process right as a democratic nation.
Okei-Odumakin, the President of Women Arise Initiative, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday.
Abubakar in a statement on Sunday said that the election marked a new dawn in Edo.
Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said that Obaseki’s victory was a “true reflection of the wishes of Edo people and not the machinations of some individuals and self-acclaimed gods”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that collation officers from 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) had earlier submitted their results to the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) for Edo, Johnson Alalibo.
The Commissioner of Police warned the officers and men from Lagos State Command to be of good conduct and exhibit professionalism in discharging their duties before, during and after the election.
Johnson Kokumo, the state Commissioner of Police, said this while briefing the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on the preparations for the election in his palace in Benin on Wednesday.
Idahosa announced his defection on Friday at the Ogbona Ward 8 and 9 campaign ground in Uhiele, Esan West Local Government Area of the state.
Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
He said that the commission was troubled by reports it received on alleged inducement of voters in the just concluded Wednesday governorship election in Edo State
Quoting copiously from Article 21 section three, of the UDHR, the group pointed out: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the
authority of government. This will shall be expressed periodically through genuine elections, which shall be by universal and equal
suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or equivalent free voting procedures,” The EDF clamoured that nobody or group has the right therefore to impede voters from exercising their rights to vote at any given election
Soyebi noted that the commission has successfully implemented 12 out of 14 conditions set for a successful election, but however received official communication from the police and DSS drawing their attention on the need to postpone the election