The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally announced the postponement of the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo by two weeks.
Solomon Soyebi, INEC national Commissioner in-charge of voter education and publicity, made the disclosure at a press conference at INEC’s office in Benin on Thursday.
Soyebi said the election would now hold on September 28.
He attributed the postponement to alleged security threat as reported by the security agencies.
“We have therefore weighed all the consequences of a postponement in the election and have resolved to go ahead with the conduct of the election on Saturday as scheduled,” he had said.