Edo 2016: INEC Smart Card Reader Stolen

The Independent National Electoral commission, Edo state yesterday said its smart card reader in Akoko- Edo local government area have been stolen one week to the Edo Governorship election.

According to a statement released by the Administrative Secretary of INEC on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun and made available to journalists in Benin the smart card reader was stolen during the training of presiding officers and assistant presiding Officers.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission, has observed the ploy to tarnish the good image of the good people of Akoko-Edo local government area especially the inhabitants of Igarra.

“ It is a challenge for the people of Akoko-Edo to fish out the Impostor who during the training of presiding Officers and Assistant presiding Officers made away with the training smart card reader which has not been configured for election.

“ However, the Security Operatives are on the trail of the Impostor, and his co-horts.

“ INEC is using this medium to send a warning signal to all those who may be planning to disrupt the commission’s processes on Election day to have a re- think, because the law enforcement agents will descend on them”.

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Edo 2016: INEC Releases List Of Parties, Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday in Benin, released a list of 19 political parties that would participate in the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo.

The list signed by INEC’s Head of Legal Services, Mr Mathew Ugwuocha, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also contained the names of candidates being fielded by the parties.

The list contains 19 male governorship candidates, 15 male running mates and four female running mates.

The governorship candidates with female running mates are Mr Thompson Osadolor, KOWA; Adviser Nowamagbe, UPP; Ishaka Ofemile, AA and Ukonga Frank, NNPP.

The running mates are Nancy Ewemade, AA; Florence Okundaye, KOWA; Okosun Davis, UPP and Emodogo Eweha, NNPP.

Others governorship candidates include Osagie Ize-Iyamu, PDP, with John Yakubu as running mate and Godwin Obaseki, APC, with Philip Shaibu, member of House of Representatives, as running mate.

Credit: Nation