Edo fixes council elections for March 3

Benin, Jan. 11, 2018 (TNE) Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has fixed March 3 for the conduct of local government election in the state.

The commission’s chairman, Prof Stanley Orobator, made this known on Thursday in Benin.

He said other details concerning conduct of the poll will be released after meeting with members of political parties and other stakeholders on Monday.

He also said that fees for nomination forms for chairmanship and councillorship position have been fixed for between N250,000 and N50,000 respectively.

Meantime, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state said it will commence process for the conduct of primaries for its aspirants in earnest.

The state secretary of the party, Mr Lawrence Okah, said the party has begun preparations for the election.

“We are already working hard for the election because we are ready to consolidate on Governor Obaseki’s victory in the state,” he said.

Similarly, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said it has yet to get information concerning the elections from EDSIEC.

According to the state Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, I can only speak of what I know of. We are yet to be communicated.

(TNE)

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