- Thursday, 03 May 2012
- By Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel
In order to ensure a hitch-free Gubernatorial election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to embark on the registration of voters starting from May 15th. The Commission's spokesperson Mrs Imoude Sule who made
this known recently in Benin explained that the exercise is aimed at giving a second chance to all those who encountered challenges in last year's general registration as well as those who were bellow the franchise age and those who just relocated to the State, to participate in the July 14th Gubernatorial Election.
" It is an opportunity for people who have been transferred to the state after the last Voter registration or those who have just attained 18 years" Imuode said.
She also used the medium to caution members of the public to shun multiple registration as it is a serious offence, stating that those caught in the act will be adequately prosecuted.
"It is still an offence for any individual to attempt to register twice and anybody so caught will be treated as a saboteur", she concluded.
The Commission also reaffirmed their commitment to create a level playing ground for all candidates and enjoined all to play by the rules of the game.
The Gubernatorial election is expected to be held across all the wards in the State, to be contested by three candidates which include: the incumbent Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Retired General Charles Airhiavbere of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Chief Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).