Johnson Samikiem, INEC's Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, publicized this at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in the city of Benin, on Thursday, June 25, 2020, after monitoring the Democratic Peoples Party's governance primary.
He said, "INEC is fully prepared to hold a free and credible election in the state. And in that regard, we have 15 political parties that registered with us to participate in the next state government elections. "
Samikiem said he monitored the PDP primary elections in the state because INEC INEC is authorized by law to monitor any elections.
He said, “So far so good, I am impressed with the conduct of the elections, particularly with the compliance with electoral laws in relation to the COVID-19 regulations.
"INEC is authorized by law to monitor any election in the country, which is why I am here."