Edo Holds LG poll Jan.14 – EDSIEC

Th Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, has said that the state local government council poll will hold January 14, 2023.

The commission made this known via public notice signed by Emmanuel Abebe on behalf of the chairman on Friday, August 19, in Benin.

“Pursuant to Section 21 of Edo State Local Government Electoral Law and EDSIEC Establishment (Re-enactment) (Amendment 1) Law 2022, the commission has released the timetable for the local government election.

“Notice of Election is hereby given as follows: that election into the offices of the chairmen and councilors for the 18 Local Government Councils in Edo State shall be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.

“All registered political parties are required to collect nomination forms on behalf of their candidates at EDSIEC headquarters located at Plot 116, Oko-Ogba, Airport Road, Benin City,” it said.

According to the notice, it indicated that EDSIEC would meet with political parties on Aug. 30, while party primaries were scheduled from Sept. 1 to 30.

“Political parties are expected to collect and submit nomination forms as well as submit lists of their candidates from Oct. 3 to Oct. 28.

“Screening of candidates will hold from Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, with their names displayed on Nov. 17, electioneering campaign will start on Nov. 18 and end on Jan. 14, 2023.

“The final day for submission of changes of names/substituted candidates and screening is Dec 12,” EDSIEC chairman said.

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