As the people of Edo State get set tomorrow to cast their votes for the state’s plum job, all for now seems set as INEC, the political parties and the various security agencies have all put up finishing touches to ensure that the elections are conducted seamlessly.
Not more than 2,210, 534 voters will be expected with 1, 736,738 having received their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs across the three senatorial districts.
Two parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP will be foremost amongst the 15 political parties seeking to edge the other party out as the people troop out to vote for who governs them for the next 4 years.
So far INEC seems to be on course as materials meant for elections are said to have gotten to their respective local governments for onward movement to their various polling units.
Since the elections are occurring in the covid – 19 era, the electoral body has also taken it upon itself to ensure that all required protocol regarding the containment of the spread of the Corona virus is adopted at the various polling units and collation centres.
Security too hasn’t been left out as the various security agencies have deployed their officers and men to the various areas in order to keep the peace and forestalling any form of violence.
Over 31,000 police officers are to be deployed to the 2, 627 polling booths in the 192 wards including a Deputy Inspector General of Police and an Assistant Inspector General of Police and eight commissioners of police in order to ensure that peace is maintained throughout the elections.
The electorate also seem ready as Realpoliticsng.com while interacting with a few voters on the streets of Benin, Ekpoma and Auchi picked up positive vibes from the voters who barring any unforseen circumstances registered their intention to cast their votes in accordance with their conscience.
Realpoliticsng.com also gathered that both the APC and the PDP were also mobilizing their party members in the various local government areas in order to ensure that their potential votes in the various areas are captured. As at the time of this writeup both parties at the state, senatorial and local government areas were busy distributing logistics and other forms of electoral items to their party loyalists for further delivery to their agents and party canvassers.
Also, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu remained upbeat about tommorow’s elections, stating that he was the candidate to beat.
He said this while speaking to our correspondents in his Ugbor home. Benin City. Ize Iyamu thanked the party supporters and the people of Edo State for the enormous support he had been shown in the course of the campaigns which he said had rekindled his faith in the people promising to meet their expectations when he is elected their governor.
He urged the people to defy the odds and cast their votes for their conscience and for the good and progress of the state.