The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will not take any action to the advantage or disadvantage of any political party or candidate.
The Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance while speaking at the Peace Accord organised by the National Peace Committee on Tuesday in Benin.
Prof. Yakubu said the commission has taken every step and made every arrangement for the election holding this weekend, adding that the are committed to conducting free, fair and credible election in Edo State.
He assured that the commission remains neutral, adding that the choice of Edo voters will be highly respected in the election.
“I wish to assure you of INEC’s commitment to credible elections. The votes will count. The people of Edo State will determine who becomes their next governor. Their choice will be upheld.
“Let me also reassure you and the voters in Edo State of the commission’s neutrality. I call on all political parties and their candidates to abide by the letter and spirit of the peace accord
“The Commission shall not take any action to the advantage or disadvantage of any political party or candidate. Our focus is on our processes and procedures, nothing more
“We have made arrangements for the movement of personnel and materials to all polling units on election day.
“The Commission has taken every step and made every arrangement for the election holding this weekend.”