Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has told political parties that gatherings above 20 persons are still restricted in the state.
The All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party are among parties preparing for the primaries election ahead of the governorship poll in the state.
The governor stated that the restrictiob was necessary so as to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
He said this while giving an update on COVID-19 situation in the state via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
“In view of the upcoming elections and to reduce infection transmission rates during political gatherings, I have issued a gazette that provides guidance on how political parties can conduct their activities.
“There remains a restriction of gatherings for more than 20 persons. However, where higher numbers of persons are required to gather, permit with specified location, guidelines and supervision may be granted by the @EdoStateGovt.”
The governor also said schools remain closed in the state, adding that “in line with the Presidential Task Force recommendations for States, the curfew starting from 10pm to 4am subsists.”
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