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Edo Postpones Local Government Elections

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Isiyaku Ahmed

Edo State Government has postponed its Local Government Elections scheduled for Saturday, 6 May 2023 to Saturday, 2 September 2023.

The postponement was announced in a statement, Tuesday, by the Administrative Secretary of the State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), Sunday A. Osayande.

The full text of the statement reads;

“This is to inform the general public that the Local Government Council Elections earlier fixed for Saturday 6th May 2023 will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2023.

“The consequential effect on the scheduled activities are as follows: Thursday 1st June 2023, end of parties primaries; Friday 2nd June 2023 to Thursday 15th June 2023, collection and submission of forms by political parties and submission of list of candidates.

“On Thursday, 22nd June 2023, the commission will publish names of candidates, while on Saturday, 24th June 2023, the electioneering campaign will commence.”

“Submission of names of changed and substituted candidates will be on Saturday, 8th July, 2023; while publication of notice of polls at the Ward Collation centers will be on Wednesday, 26th July, 2023.

“On 1st August 2023, the commission will publish the final list of validated candidates, while Tuesday, 22nd August 2023 will be for submission of names of Party Agents by Political Parties.”

“On the midnight of Thursday 31st August 2023, the electioneering campaign will end, as the Local Government Election holds on Saturday 2nd, 2023.”

“However, the Primaries which were conducted by Political Parties and monitored by EDSIEC before the present shift of the date earlier fixed for the elections remain valid.”

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