The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed June 12 for commencement of political campaigns ahead of the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo.
Similarly, it said that electioneering by aspirants in the governorship election in Ondo state scheduled for Nov. 26 should begin on Aug. 28.
This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Thursday in Abuja.
According to it, June 12 has been scheduled for the commencement of campaigns by political parties participating in the Edo governorship election.
“July 2 to July 4 have also been set aside for the conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries,” it said.
It stated that official register of voters for the election in Edo would be published on Aug. 11.
It added that submission of names of political parties’ agents should be made to Electoral Officers in the local government areas in the state on Aug. 28.
According to the commission, Sept. 8 will be the last day for campaigns for the Edo governorship election.
For Ondo state, it fixed Aug. 28 for commencement of campaigns by political parties, adding that the parties had between Aug. 22 and Aug. 26 to collect nomination forms from INEC headquarters in Abuja.
It added that conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries in Ondo state would hold between Sept. 18 and Sept. 19.
It also said that register of voters for the Ondo election would be published on Oct. 27, while submission of party agents’ names to Electoral Officers in the local government areas had been slated for Nov. 19.
It fixed Nov. 24 as the last day for campaigns for the Ondo election.