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Edo State Election: EDSIEC fixes March 3 for LG poll

Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has fixed March 3, for the conduct of local government election in the state.

The commission’s chairman, Prof Stanley Orobator disclosed this on Thursday January 11 , 2018 in Benin city, the state capital.

He said other details concerning conduct of the poll would be released after meeting with members of political parties and other stakeholders on Monday.

He also said that nomination forms for Chairmanship and Councillorship position had been fixed for between N250, 000 and N50, 000 respectively.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state said it would commence process for the conduct of primaries for its aspirants in earnest.

The state Secretary of the party, Mr. Lawrence Okah, said the party had begun preparations for the elections.

“We are already working hard for the elections because we are ready to consolidate on Governor Obaseki’s victory in the state,’’ he said.

Similarly, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said they had yet to get information concerning the elections from EDSIEC.

According to the state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, “I can only speak of what I know of. We are yet to be communicated.”

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