INEC Insists Edo Election Was Free And Fair

Channels Television  
Updated October 6, 2016

edo state, governoship elections, APC winsThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the September 28, 2016, Edo Governorship election was free and fair.

The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi, told Channels Television in Kaduna on Wednesday that the election was not flawed with irregularities as being alleged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

He also debunked claims by the PDP that the commission deliberately delayed result of the election from the 18 Local Government Councils in Edo state in order to favour the ruling APC in the state.

He further explained that INEC deployed an electronic device during the election that tracked the collation of results from the polling units up to the last collation centre, and therefore checkmated any form of rigging.

Mr Soyebi said that with the peaceful conduct of the Edo election, the Commission is determined to improve on the success during the November 26, 2016 Governorship election in Ondo state.

INEC has come under criticism by some aggrieved persons since last week Thursday when it announced the election that produced the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki as winner of the Edo state governorship election.