The Oasis Reporters
September 18, 2020
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the electorate in the state to troop out and vote their preferred candidates in the governorship election, billed to hold on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
In a broadcast, the governor assured that the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have made necessary arrangements to ensure a peaceful, transparent and fair election.
Governor Godwin Obaseki made the broadcast on a day set aside as a public holiday, to enable public servants wishing to travel to their constituencies to exercise their franchise.
In the broadcast, Obaseki said: “My good people of Edo State, I hereby implore you to come out en-masse tomorrow to cast your votes for the candidates of your choice in the governorship election.
“The Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have assured that adequate security will be provided during and after the election. They have made provisions to make sure that there is proper security in every polling unit across the state. We have also been assured by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of their readiness to conduct free, fair, transparent and safe election, tomorrow.”
Noting that the election is sure to be violence-free, he said, “All parties participating in the election have signed a peace agreement and have committed to a peaceful process. Adequate steps have been taken to ensure compliance to the state’s COVID-19 safety protocols during the election.
“With these assurances and measures, trusting God, we believe that tomorrow’s election will be smooth and orderly. I use this opportunity to urge all of you to come out to perform your civic duty without fear.
May God continue to guard our dear state and may peace and progress be upon us all.”