Stella Dimoko Alarm Raises Over Tension And Violence In Edo State As Guber Elections Approach..


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Friday, August 14, 2020

Alarm Raises Over Tension And Violence In Edo State As Guber Elections Approach..

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has raised the alarm over the tension and violence in Edo State.
It advised politicians to de-escalate the situation ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election.

Idayat Hassan, CDD Director, in a statement on Thursday, said there has been rampant defacing or outright destruction of campaign billboards by supporters of rival partisan camps.

Hassan said these have been the happening in the strongholds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

CDD announced its observation that foot soldiers of politicians are engaging in the exchange of verbal abuses, hate songs and chants.

The director condemned the near-exclusive focus by candidates and key party figures on personal insults against opponents.

Hassan also alerted of stockpiling of small arms and light weapons in the state.

CDD further expressed concern over the non-compliance with COVID-19 prevention protocols at political events.

It called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to call parties, members, and supporters to order.

CDD advised the electoral umpire to start a strategic and effective solution to implementing its COVID policy during the election.

“For instance, if a voter shows up at a polling unit without a face mask, how should ad-hoc staff respond to the situation without disrupting the elections?

There is also a need to train INEC ad-hoc staff to enable them to understand what is required of them in the context of COVID-19 prevention on election day,” it added.
from dailypost


  1. People should just be careful when going to vote, i see violence already

    1. Vote and dnt go kill ourselves.

      This clueless politicians no send una ooo

  2. It's better they postpone this election, because the preceding events are very scary.

    If I live in Edo, I will just go to another state for holiday during the election sef😎

    1. It is well..I tell you..One needs to be extra careful

  3. It is well in niaja..even inside well.. I lost my gmail ..okiroyalty..

  4. Hmmmmm, hope people will be careful while going out to vote.

  5. It's going to be bloody. Oshomole is bent on hijacking the while thing. I'm going to call my people to be very careful o.

    1. Please do my dear..They need to be extra careful now..Killings will be on the rise

  6. This election will be bloody and the signs are there already. The atmosphere is already filled with violence and the election is still a month away. To think I was pitching to be a part of INEC Adhoc staff. No regrets at all....
    I've left the state for them. My only prayer is we don't resume before the election as it will see me going back before that time.


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