The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, a nongovernmental organisation, have advised youths in the state to shun thuggery and violence during the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
Edo State Resident Electoral Commission, REC, Dr Johnson Alalibo, while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting, said INEC is ready to work with all stakeholders and added that the commission was committed to ensure free and fair election.
The event with the theme:” Securing the 2020 Governorship Election in Edo State: Role Of Stakeholders Consensus, Commitment and Collective Action”, was to sensitise Edo youth to avoid violence during elections in the state.
Alalibo said INEC had written to all political parties on the type of language and words they should use during the campaigns and jingles in various media organizations.
Representative of the Commissioner of Police, ACP Ayo Faniyan, assured the NGO that the police will partner with them and all stakeholders to ensure free, fair and credible elections in Edo State.
Faniyan said the Police was ready and committed to work with all stakeholders to ensure free election and thank the NDI for identifying the youth as a focal point in this election. He buttressed that as far as security is concerned , all hands must be on deck to conducting free election in Edo State.
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