INEC Fixes Dates For Edo and Ondo Gubernatorial Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed dates for the Edo and Ondo states gubernatorial elections.

The Commission’s National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced the dates in Abuja on Thursday. He said the Edo gubernatorial election will hold on Saturday 19th September, 2020 while that of Ondo state comes up on Saturday 10th October,2020

“The tenure of the Governors of Edo and Ondo States Will end 12th November 2020 and 24th February 2021 respectively.

“Pursuant to provisions of Section 178(2) of the 1999 Constitution and Section 25(8 the Electoral Act 2010, elections cannot hold earlier than 150 days a not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office 01 incumbent Governor.

“Accordingly, the Commission has fixed Saturday 19th September 2020 as the date for the Governorship election in State and Saturday 10th October 2020 for Ondo State” Yakubu announced.

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