The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the conduct of Edo and Ondo states governorship elections.
According to the Commission, the gubernatorial election would hold on September 10 in Edo State, while that of Ondo state would take place on November 26, 2016.
This is contained in a statement issued in the commission’s daily bulletin on Thursday in Abuja.
The Time Table and Schedule of Activities for both governorship elections in concert with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) were also issued by the Commission.
The Timetable and Schedule of Activities for Edo governorship election states that campaigns by political parties should begin by June 12, 2016.
“The conduct of party primaries in Edo, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place from June 2 to Monday July 4, 2016.”
It added that the Commission would publish the official Register of Voters for the Edo governorship election on Augt. 11.
“On the same day, INEC will publish the list of nominated candidates by political parties.”
According to the timetable, Sept.8 will be the last day for campaigns in Edo.
For Ondo State poll, the commission scheduled Aug. 28, for commencement of campaigns by political parties in the state.
“The conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries, will take place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 19.
“Publication of the Official Register of Voters for the election will be done on Oct. 27, while publication of list of nominated candidates will be done on the same day.”
It also stated that Nov. 24 had been fixed by the Commission as the last day of campaigns by all political parties.