INEC Bows To Pressure, Postpones Edo Election…



The Independent National Electoral Commission has agreed to shift the Edo State governorship election by two weeks.

According to The Punch, the decision to postpone the election was reached at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital this evening.

A national commissioner at the commission said the  Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu and other national officials of the commission are planning to address a press conference shortly.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was urged by the the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to postpone Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state.


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