Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State , the Independent National Electoral Commission says it has insured all its staff and the 20 , 974 ad hoc staff that will be deployed for the exercise .
It said a comprehensive insurance had been put in place for them and those who would serve in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State .
INEC ’ s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee , Festus Okoye , told newsmen in an interview on Saturday that the election officers would be insured against deaths and other election hazards.
There have been apprehensions from within and outside the state that the election , which holds on Saturday , may be marred by violence . This had prompted INEC , security agencies , prominent individuals and organisations to sue for peace .
No fewer than 14 political parties would participate in the election , but the two major parties in the state ; All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party, continue to accuse each other of planning to foment trouble during the exercise .