Edo governorship election: parties commit to peaceful poll

Chieftains of seven political parties in Edo State, at a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday,  pledged to conduct themselves peacefully for the July 14 governorship election.

The six-hour-long meeting at the INEC headquarters in Abuja pulled national and state chairmen, secretaries and governorship candidates of the seven political parties taking part in the election.

A press statement from the office of the chief press secretary to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, said the chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega  “tabled and laid to rest all allegations that had been mutually levelled by the parties against one another, to the avowed satisfaction of all stakeholders.”

Mr. Idowu said the participants at the forum rose from the meeting with a renewed assurance in the determination of INEC to conduct free, fair and credible governorship election on July 14.

He added that they also reaffirmed their commitment to playing by the rules in order to ensure peaceful and successful election.

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change(CPC), Labour Party(LP), National Conscience Party(NCP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP) will present candidates who will contend for the post of governor in Edo state.

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