‘We will stop Edo election if we perceive violence’ INEC warns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to discontinue with conduct of the Edo governorship election if it perceives any form of violence.

The Commission warned political parties and candidates participating in the September 19 election not to contemplate breach peace and order in any form.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated the position of the Commission during a programme, fixing Nigerian Election, monitored on a national television.

According to him INEC will not take lightly any attempt to compromise the safety of its staff and other workers deployed for the election.

“Politicians should not dare us; we will discontinue the process if we perceive any violence. Some of the people we mobilize for elections are workers in Federal Institutions as adhoc staff and no organization will mobilize people to go and be killed”, he stated.

Similarly, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu,…

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