• June 24, 2021

Postpone Edo, Ondo Governorship Elections, Issa Aremu Urges INEC

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A foremost labour leader and leader of thought, Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to consider rescheduling the forthcoming gubernatorial polls in Edo and Ondo States, following concerns that COVID-19 infections could spread further, if the scheduled elections are allowed to hold.

The former Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), who disclosed  this in Kano during a media chat on Sunday, June 28, 2020, hinged his advice on the blatant manner basic COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing, were ignored during the recent primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Party (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.

Aremu urged the INEC to reconsider its plans to hold elections in Edo and Ondo, since it would amount to exposing the electorate to COVID-19 infections, a move that would amount to a contradiction of one of the cardinal objectives of governance, which is the protection of the lives and property of the citizens.

INEC has set September 19, 2020, for the conduct of the Edo State Governorship Election, while setting October 10, 2020, for that of Ondo State.

Agenda Watchdog

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