EDO 2020: INEC frowns at number of litigations

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Pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating before the primaries of the governorship election in Edo State has been described as a threat by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.

INEC while reacting to the myriad of litigations ahead of the governorship elections in Edo state said political parties should note that the organisation and scheduling of various activities and processes leading to the conduct of elections are complex and involve extensive and careful planning and any disruption of these processes comes at a huge cost to the nation.

“The spate and tenure of pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating therefrom can harm the smooth conduct of primaries and the upcoming elections. The commission is closely monitoring the cases arising from the administration of political parties, the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates.

“This notwithstanding, the commission restates its avowed commitment to continue to obey all orders and judgements from properly constituted courts in accordance with the rule of law,” the commission said.

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