INEC Postpones Edo Governorship Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to move the Edo State governorship election by two weeks.
INEC’s decision was reached at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital Thursday evening amid heightened security concerns over the polls. Just yesterday, the DSS and the Police advised the commission to consider moving the election.
It will be recalled that the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had traded words over reports of a possible postponement, with the state PDP chairman Chief Dan Orbih describing the situation as ‘democracy on trial’.
INEC’s postponement of the Edo governorship election is coming hours after an earlier announcement that the election would hold as scheduled.
In a briefing which ended a few minutes ago, the Commission informed journalists that it had fixed a new date for the elections. The date is now September 28, 2016.
This was confirmed by an official statement shared on their twitter page. See below
BREAKING: 2016 Edo State Governorship Election pic.twitter.com/G3pzwrvVwD
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) September 8, 2016
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