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Flood: Edo Governorship Election to go on as planned – INEC Chairman Assures

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Flood: Edo Governorship Election to go on as planned – INEC Chairman Assures

By Oke-Oghene Orogun, Benin City

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the 21st September 2024 governorship election in Edo state will go on as planned despite the recent flood disaster that damaged some facilities at the Commission’s Benin office.

He disclosed this on Thursday in Benin, when he visited the State to ascertain the level of damage to the facilities.

The flood, amongst others, destroyed some voter enrollment machines already configured for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR).

The INEC Chairman who promised to replace the damaged facilities before the election, however, pose said they pose no threat to the ongoing CVR and election.

“For the Edo election, we can rely on our resources from neighboring States to ensure there are no issues because INEC is one national body. The present Commission has enough experience in conducting governorship election in Edo State… This is the third since 2016,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Professor Mahmood has lauded the turnout of applicants for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the State.

Mahmood who stated this when he visited some centers of the ongoing CVR, noted that the exercise has witnessed fresh registrants, application for transfer and collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

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