The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, said reports from all quarters have been encouraging, despite the allegations by both parties. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was not envisaging any problem that could lead to an inconclusive election.

Oyekanmi also based the confidence of the commission on the assurances from the security agencies that Edo election will be historic.

He said: “By the special grace of God there shall be no incident that will lead to inconclusive election. We have assurances from security agencies. The Nigerian police has promised to deplore 25000 men and they also have other agencies that are also co tributing men for the purpose of the election and I believe in the new commissioner of  police in Edo, who gave assurances yesterday that they will decisively deal with anybody that tries to engage in any act that is capable of derailing the election in all the 18 local government areas of the state.

“So far we have not seen any intention of from the political gladiators to cause mayhem. There has been exchanges here and there, allegations and also of that, but we hope that this will not degenerate.


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