INEC postpones Edo governorship election by two weeks.
The state police and Department of State Services called on INEC to reschedule the election due to security threats.
INEC earlier refused saying the election will hold as scheduled. But according to a statement by the spokesman to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the body changed its stance on the issue.
The election, initially scheduled for tomorrow; September 10, will now hold on the 28th.
The leading opposition party in the state, PDP says “the postponement of the election is illegal, unconstitutional and a breach of the peoples’ trust in the Commission and the security agencies”.
Alleging that “the call for the postponement of the Election by top hierarchy of the security agencies predicated on alleged security threat was a less than ingenious attempt to buy time for the APC which is clearly heading for a major electoral catastrophe on Saturday”.