The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has finally agreed to postpone the Edo State governorship election by two weeks. The spokesman to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the postponement.
According to him, the decision was reached at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital this evening.
The decision comes a day after INEC insisted it was still going ahead with the Saturday September 10th election despite an advise from the police and the DSS that the election should be postponed due to security threats.
The People Democratic Party in a statement made available to press insisted that the election must hold on Saturday September 10, 2016.