The All Progressives Congress (APC) Primary Election Committee has said it will abide by the Edo state extant law on social gathering as it commences the governorship primary in the state today.
This is to avoid the booby traps set by the Obaseki administration after the governor was screened out of the APC primary.
Secretary to the Committee, Senator Ajibola Basiru in a statement on Sunday said “the process of election of the candidate of the party shall commence at 8.00 am on June 22 at the various wards in all the local governments with strict compliance with Edo state’s extant law prohibiting gathering of more than 20 persons.”
The party also said not more than 18 persons including presiding officers and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) observers shall be at ward voting centre at any point in time.
On the process of the election, Sen. Bashiru said “there shall be simultaneous accreditation and voting in batches as aforesaid until all eligible members have cast their vote without violation of the state’s COVID-19 regulations.
“Not more than 18 persons shall be in attendance for the announcement of results at all ward centres and collation of results at all levels including the state collation,” he added.
The committee advised all members of the party and members of the public to be peaceful and comply fully with the state’s COVID-19 regulations.