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INEC, ECES Partner On Edo Gov Election

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Independent National Electoral Commission, in partnership with the European Centre for Electoral Support, on Thursday organised a two-day capacity building workshop for electoral officers in Edo to ensure a credible governorship elections on September 19.

Edo Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Johnson Alalibo, said in Benin that the event was organised towards achieving free, fair and credible governorship elections in the state.

Alalibo observed that the workshop was also to appraise INEC’s level of preparedness for the election.

“We want to know the areas we have covered in preparation for the elections and gear up in the areas we are lagging behind,” he said.

ECES’ Senior Project Officer, Mr. Sylvester Somo, noted that the workshop would enhance the operational and logistics efficiency of the Commission toward the conduct of the election.

Somo stated that the workshop was aimed at familiarising electoral officers with the structure and operational framework of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre.

He said the ECES appreciated the European Union for its consistent funding of ECES in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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