Edo LG polls: EDSIEC chairman holds church Thanksgiving

Justice James Oyomire (Rted.), the Chairman of Edo Independent National Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has held a church Thanksgiving after conducting elections into 18 Local government Councils and 192 Councillorship seats in the State.


He marked his religious duty with his close associates and family members at the Divine Evangelical Prayer Ministry Cathedral, Egor Local government Area of Edo State after Saturday September 2, 2023 ‘peaceful and credible polls’.

The elated EDSIEC Chairman who thanked Governor Obaseki for giving him the opportunity to serve, scored himself and the Commission high in the discharge of their duties and thanked God for the political milestones.

In a homily, Apostle Femi-Samson Enweliku who officiated the service spoke on the topic: ‘The greatest need of mankind’, drew his Bible references from Psalms Chapter 60 verse 11 and 12 and Romans Chapter 9 verse 15-16, enjoined Christians to be closer to God.

TheNewspad recalls that Governor Godwin Obaseki, had on March 24, 2023, set up a seven-member Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), with a mandate to conduct a free and credible polls.

Members of the Committee include Mrs. Gladys Idahor, Mr. Uduafi Gabriel, Mr. Felix Ebhota, Mr. Okekuoyen Ehiedu, Mr. Michael Emmanuel and Mr. Vincent Aimienota.

But the outcome of the poll, was disputed by some Labour Party and the All Progressives Congress (APC) contestants and members who described the election as a sham.

This was after all Candidates of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were declared winners in all the positions.

Congratulating winners of the electiins after they were sworn-in by Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday, the Edo State deputy governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, commended EDSIEC for living to public expectations.

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The deputy Governor in a Facebook post said, “I want to once more commend the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission for their hard work in organising free, fair, and credible elections.

“Their (winners) efforts have ensured that the will of the people has been respected and that the democratic process has been upheld”, he said.

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