No restrictions for Saturday’s LGA elections, according to Obaseki

Sep 1, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured commuters that Edo State Local Government Area (LGA) elections on Saturday, September 2, 2023, would support mobility.
Obaseki informed the media following the state security council meeting at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State.

The governor asked voters to turn out in large numbers to vote for their chosen candidates, ensuring election security. He said the state would be quiet since all security forces protect voters.

He said: “We examined the security scenario, starting with the September 2 Edo State local government poll.

The Saturday local government election is unusual in that mobility is unrestricted. Individuals may resume regular activities after voting. The state will not limit commuters or movement within it.

The security must be excellent. That is why we visited with security agencies to assess their election preparations.

“From the level of mobilization, we have seen what is going across the parties and feel there is plenty of sensitization. Voters will turn out. My recommendation is to vote peacefully. Election isn’t war.

“Enough preparation has been undertaken to safeguard the people so they may vote and go home. They may return to wait for the votes to be tallied and the election announced, but peacefully.

Muhammad Dankwara, Edo State police commissioner, said: “We are prepared for the election, and we are all on the same page with our sister security agencies, and undoubtedly, the election will be extremely peaceful.”

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