Edo 2016: INEC assures of conclusive election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the September 10 governorship election in Edo State would be conclusive.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Sam Olumekun, gave the assurance on Monday, at the commission’s voter education implementation meeting in Benin.

“We want to assure the people that we are prepared to conduct a conclusive governorship election on September 10,” he said.

Olumekun explained that inconclusive elections were not about INEC, saying they were caused by incidents of violence and thuggery.

He said the meeting was to critically X-ray effective ways to sustain voter education ahead of the election.

He stated that elections and electioneering were difficult because politicians saw politics as a do-or-die thing.

“We thank God that the 2011 election was a watershed, while the 2015 got a global acceptance as credible.”

Participants at the meeting called for collaboration between INEC and critical stakeholders, including the media, civil society organisations, persons with disability, to ensure effective education of the electorate.