Edo 2020: APC flags off campaign, as 11govs, ministers storm Benin

INEC vows not to postpone election.

The All Progressive Congress on Saturday kicked off its campaign in Benin for the Edo State governorship election slated for September 19, with 11 state governors, ministers and other chieftains of the ruling party in attendance.

This comes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would not shift the election because of threats of violence by the political parties and their candidates.

APC chieftains at the rally which held at the Sports Complex of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) assured the electorate that the party’s flag bearer in the election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has all it takes to take the state to a higher level of development if he wins the election.

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, told APC chieftains who paid him a courtesy visit shortly before the rally that the state deserves peaceful campaigns and election, and all the parties should play the game according to the rule.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday that it would not shift the election on the strength of threats of violence by political parties and their candidates.

National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said that even though the Commission is disturbed by the situation in Edo State, it is not considering postponing the polls.

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