The following are the official tweets and information on the Facebook Page of the Independent National Electoral Commission with respect to the forthcoming elections schedule for Edo and Ondo States :
Tweet reads ‘BREAKING NEWS: EDO AND ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS TO HOLD 10TH SEPTEMBER AND 26TH NOVEMBER 2016’
While the Facebook account states as follow:
‘The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has scheduled the Edo State governorship election for Saturday 10th September 2016. It has also scheduled the Ondo state governorship election for Saturday, 26th November 2016.
The Commission also released the Time Table and Schedule of Activities for both governorship elections in concert with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
According to the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for Edo state governorship election, Sunday, 12th, June, 2016, has been earmarked for commencement of campaigns by Political Parties, while the conduct of Party Primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place between Thursday, 2nd June to Monday 4th July, 2016.
The Commission will publish the official Register of Voters for the Edo governorship election on Thursday, 11th August, 2016. On the same day, it will publish the list of nominated candidates by Political Parties.
The Time Table and Schedule of Activities for the Edo governorship election also indicates that Thursday, 8th September 2016 will be the last day for Campaigns.
Sunday, the 28th of August 2016, has been scheduled for Commencement of Campaigns by Political Parties in the Ondo Governorship election. The Conduct of Party Primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place between Thursday, 18th August to Monday 19th September, 2016.
Publication of the Official Register of Voters for the election will be done on Tuesday, 27th of October 2016, while publication of list of nominated candidates will be done on the same day.
Thursday, the 24th of November 2016 has been fixed by the Commission as the last day of Campaigns by all Political Parties.
According to the two Timetables and Schedule of Activities, “run-off election to the office of the Governor (if any) will be held within 7 days after the announcement of the result of the election in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)”’