- INEC has met with the leadership of all political parties ahead of the 2020 elections in Ondo and Edo
- The meeting was attended by APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and his PDP counterpart Uche Secondus
- The electoral commission had earlier announced that elections in the two states would hold in September 2020
Efforts towards the smooth run of elections were levelled-up as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met with leaders of all political parties ahead of the polls in Edo and Ondo states.
The virtual meeting was held on Monday, June 1, ahead of the gubernatorial elections in the two states scheduled for September 2020 by INEC.
Seun Okin, Channels TV journalist, broke the news on his Twitter page on Monday morning.
Legit.ng gathers that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairman and Prince Uche Secondus, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, were in attendance.
The meeting was based on how effective modalities will be channelled as per the arrangement of the electoral umpire towards the elections amid coronavirus crisis.
Prior to the meeting, INEC announced it has approved policy and modalities to conduct elections during Covid-19 pandemic.
Festus Okoye, the electoral umpire's commissioner, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, May 21, in Abuja.
The commissioner disclosed that despite pandemic ravaging states of the country, the election scheduled will hold.
He stated that the "Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” would be released on Monday, May 25, adding that INEC has put measures in places to tackle the challenges while protecting the voters.
The ruling party fixed Monday, June 22 and Monday, July 20 for its governorship primary elections in Edo and Ondo states respectively.
The announcement trailed the decision by the electoral umpire to stick with its initial plan amid coronavirus crisis.
On the other hands, the PDP has also announced the timetable for its primary election ahead of Edo and Ondo election.
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