The Tenure of the Governor of Edo State will expire on the 11th day of November, 2020. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 178 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 25 (7) and (8) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), the earliest date for Election into the office of Governor, Edo State, shall be the 15th day of June, 2020 and the latest date for the Election shall be 13th Day of October, 2020.
By virtue of the provisions of Section 178 (2) Constitution, and Section 25 (8) of the Electoral Act, Election into the office of a State Governor shall hold not earlier than One Hundred and Fifty (150) days and not later than Thirty (30) days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of the office. The Commission is by virtue of Section 30 (1) of the Electoral Act, expected to issue Notice for the Election not later than Ninety (90) days before the date of the Election.
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Independent National Electoral Commission (hereinafter referred to as ‘(the Commission)’ by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and of all other Powers enabling it in that behalf, the Commission hereby issues this Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the conduct of Governorship Election in Edo State: