The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed dates for the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
The chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, said the Edo governorship election will hold on September 19, while that of Ondo will hold October 10.
“The tenure of the governors of Edo and Ondo states will end on 12th November 2020 and 24th February 2021 respectively. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 178(2) of the 1999 Constitution and Section 25(8) of the Electoral Act 2010, elections cannot hold earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office of an incumbent governor.
“Accordingly, the commission has fixed Saturday 19th September 2020 as the date for the governorship election in Edo State and Saturday 10th October 2020 for Ondo State,” he said.