By Angela James,
The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) has extended the date for the conduct of party primaries for the local government elections by two days.
The Commission, however, said the extension will not affect the April 19 date earlier scheduled for the council polls.
In a statement, EDSIEC Secretary, P. O. Ojo Esq., said the extension is as a result of the number of registered political parties that have scheduled their primaries on the 6th of April, 2022 which is the last day for the conduct of the primaries.
The statement reads: “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public, particularly Registered Political Parties in the state that the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission has extended the date for the conduct of primaries by two (2) days.
“This is in view of the number of Registered Political Parties that have scheduled their primaries on the 6th of April, 2022 which is the last day for the conduct of the primaries. The last date for the primaries is Friday, April 8, 2022.”
“The shift of date for the primaries has nothing to do with the date of the election, as other dates remain fixed and firm,” Ojo added.