The recently inaugurated Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has released timetable for the Local Government Councils election in the state.
Chairman of the Commission, Justice James Oyomire (Rtd.), in the Notice of Election endorsed by the Commission’s Secretary, Peter.O. Ojo Esq., stated that the commission would meet with political parties on Monday, March 28, 2022.
The EDSIEC disclosed that party primaries will be held between March 30 and April 6, 2022, while the publication of notice of polls at the ward collation centres will be on April 11, 2022 and the election will hold on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
According to the notice of election, collection and submission of forms by political parties is scheduled for 7th to 12th April, 2022, Electioneering Campaign will commence on 12th April, 2022.
The Commission also disclosed that sreening of aspirants contesting elective positions in the council polls, will take place between 13th and 14th April 2022, while names of candidates will be displayed on 15th April, 2022.
Submission of names of changed/substituted candidates and screening of substituted candidates is scheduled for 16th April, 2022, while final publication of listed candidates is billed for 17th April, 2022.
The EDSIEC further stated that the electioneering campaign will end on 18th April, 2022.