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Edo APC primaries: C’ittee releases procedures for voting

Onazena Abbey, Benin-City

The Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship election committee, headed by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, on Sunday night, released procedures for Monday’s primary election which it said was compliance with the state government’s COVID-19 regulation.

Secretary to the committee, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, in a statement, said voting would commence simultaneously by 8:00 at the 192 wards in the state insisting that no more than 18 persons would be allowed to gather at the same time from the commencement of voting till the end of the exercise when results would be announced.

The statement said, “The process of election of the candidate of the party shall commence at 8.00 am on Monday, June 22,  2020, at the various wards in all the Local Government with strict compliance with Edo State’s extant law prohibiting gathering of more than twenty persons.\

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“Not more than eighteen persons including Presiding Officers and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) observers shall be at ward voting centre at any point in time

“There shall be simultaneous accreditation and voting in batches as aforesaid until all eligible members have cast their vote without violation of the State’s COVID-19 regulations.

“Not more than eighteen persons shall be in attendance for the announcement of results at all ward centres and collation of results at all levels including the state collation.

“All members of the party and Members of the public are enjoined to be peaceful and comply fully with the State’s Covid-19 regulations.”