He recently revealed this during a meeting with members of the Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security held in Benin the state capital.
According to him, reports of violence and attacks by suspected hoodlums among rival political parties are worrying, but INEC would ensure everything is fair and smooth on election day.
He added that INEC is definitely ready for the polls and policies on how to conduct elections under COVID-19 have since been released.
His words, “We have been receiving reports of the security situation in Edo State, which is part of what we are going to discuss with members of the committee.”
“The environment has to be secure for the commission to conduct election. We are going to take every step to ensure that the environment is conducive for us to conduct election. We will also pay a courtesy visit on the Oba of Benin.”
“In terms of readiness, we are ready for the election. We have come out with the policy on how to conduct elections under COVID-19.
“We test run the policy in a small election on August 8 in Nasarawa State, when we had a by-election in the Nasarawa Central State Constituency. Now, we are ready for the big one, which is Edo governorship election.”
“Nigerians and citizens of Edo state should be rest assured of the challenge in conducting free, fair, credible, transparent and acceptable election for everyone.”
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