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EDSIEC assures of fairness in March 3, 2018 Edo council polls


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Chairman of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), Prof Stanley Orobator, has assured political parties, candidates and other stakeholders of fairness in the March 3, 2018 council polls.

He also tasked the stakeholders on a violence free election before, during and after the local council election.

Orobator, who pledged his readiness to be neural, fair and provide a level playing ground for all political parties fielding candidates in the council election appealed to stakeholders to eschew violence capable of derailing the electoral process.


Speaking in Benin City yesterday during a meeting with all registered political parties and release of election guidelines at the office of the commission, he urged all the parties and their representatives to do their homework and not trade on violence for a transparent, free, fair and credible election.

He appealed to the parties and stakeholders participating in the election into the 18 local councils to resist any form of election violence, as the commission would not accept results of an election characterised by violence.

Orobator, who stressed the need for all and sundry to abide by the rule of law, urged the stakeholders to maintain decorum and to expect an election that is 100 per cent compliant with democratic tenets.

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