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BREAKING: INEC Fixes Sept. 28 As New Date ForEdo Guber Election

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Posted: Sep 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi

Lagos – The Independent National Electoral Commission has agreed to shift the Edo State governorship election to 28 of September, 2016.

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

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud YaReasons given


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.

The DSS and the police had after a closed-door meeting yesterday at the behest of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and his DSS counterpart, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura, in Abuja, advised INEC to postpone the election over alleged terror threat.

A joint statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), DCP Don Awunah, and Mr. Garba Abdullahi of the DSS, informed the general public that credible intelligence availed the agencies indicated plans by insurgent/extremist elements to attack vulnerable communities and soft targets with high population during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations between 12th and 13th of September, 2016, adding that Edo State was amongst the States earmarked for attacks by the extremists.

But INEC had earlier in the day vowed to continue with the exercise, saying it had already achieved 97 percent preparations towards the conduct of the exercise.