By: Joy Odor
The independent National Electoral Commission wishes to inform the general public that no decision has been taken to postpone the Edo and Ondo given or governorship elections or adjust the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the said elections scheduled for l9th September and October 2020 respectively.
In a press statement by Bar. Festus Okoye Esq., the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, if and when the need arises to adjust the time table for the elections, same will be conveyed to the public in the usual manner.
According to him, the Commission will continue to study the situation carefully and cooperate with other stakeholders in the battle against COVID19.
It will be recalled that the Commission on 6th February 2020 released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections and since then timetable has not been adjusted.
He added that while the commission is mindful of the negative impact of the Coronavims disease it would monitoring the various efforts by the Federal and State Governments, health authorities and other stakeholders to contain the spread of and eliminate COVlD-l9.