The Independent National Electoral Commission has distributed non-sensitive materials to the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo state, ahead of the governorship elections for the September 19th 2020.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Public Affairs Officer of INEC in the state, Tina Obamogie, said “We have taken receipt of non-sensitive materials and we have distributed them to the respective LGAs.
She also disclosed that the commission would use the 2019 voters register for the election which has 2, 210, 334 registered voters, adding that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there would be no distribution of unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards.
“There are 483, 868 unclaimed Permanent Voters Card, but due to the ongoing scourge of coronavirus pandemic, this is not the period to distribute PVCs. Anything that has to do with the collection is not done this period because of COVID-19.
“We had the intention to distribute before the lockdown but we are considering the safety of lives this period. For that reason, we would rely on the 2019 voters register which has 2, 210, 334 registered voters.”
At least 14 political parties will be participating in the Edo state governorship election.