The Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary Election Committee headed by Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo State, on Sunday released procedures for Monday’s conduct of the exercise in the 192 wards of the state. The committee said the guidelines were in compliance with the state government’s COVID-19 regulation.
A statement by the Secretary of the committee, Dr Ajibola Basiru said voting would commence simultaneously by 8:00 am at the 192 wards in the state. Basiru said not more than 18 persons would be allowed to gather at the same time from the commencement of voting till the end of the exercise when results would be announced.
The statement said that “The process of election of the candidate of the party shall commence at 8.00 am on Monday 22nd June, 2020 at the various wards in all the Local Governments with strict compliance with Edo State’s extant law prohibiting gathering of more than twenty persons.
“Not more than eighteen persons, including Presiding Officers and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) observers shall be at ward voting centre at any point in time.
“There shall be simultaneous accreditation and voting in batches as aforesaid until all eligible members have cast their vote without violation of the State’s Covid-19 regulations.
“Not more than eighteen persons shall be in attendance for the announcement of results at all ward centres and collation of results at all levels including the state collation. “All members of the party and members of the public are enjoined to be peaceful and comply fully with the State’s Covid-19 regulations.”