CDD expresses concern ahead of Saturday’s Edo elections

The Centre for Democracy and Development has expressed concern over the likelihood of violence and vote trading as Edo state prepares for Saturday September 19 governorship elections.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Director of the CDD, Idayat Hassan said that the likelihood of violence is high across senatorial zones and that buying and selling of votes may ultimately decided the upcoming elections.

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She also advised the Independent National Electoral Commission to be ready to extend the voting hours because the elections might take time.

INEC should be ready to extend voting power due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organization also stated that they will be deploying two hundred and fifty observers to the state, has cautioned against the reoccurrence of anti democratic trends that has emerged over the last 3 elections in the country.

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