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INEC Shifts Edo Governorship Election to September 28th over Security Threat




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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.

Soyebi had earlier in the day announced that  “the governorship election will go ahead on Saturday, September 10 as scheduled.”

“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.

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  1. NG

    September 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Fraudsters! You forget PDP played that game before. You guys must be moronic to imagine you can hoodwink a whole nation.
    Indeed as other actors have asked, the state was peaceful for campaigns by candidates who held rallies all over the place without incidents; The president was there too freely & a day afterwards, the place became unsafe, did he take something there to create insecurity?
    Imagine that Borno state which could then rank among the most insecure places on earth held elections!

    Change mantra Of “change starts with me” or whatever, obviously is already an empty slogan if you cannot change simple things like taking a whole nation for granted and playing tired old political games. That feeble attempt at change orientation is dead on arrival since govt of the day lacks moral ground to preach to people, not leading by example itself.

    Slogans don’t bring change of attitude, but exemplary acts. If fear of losing election or fear of backlash for ineptitude in fixing election on WAEC exam date which that body must have chosen months ahead of the election date has forced the charade of insecurity songs forced on even NYSC, then people, this govt must not attempt to insult me with useless change slogans. It is dead on arrival I say, since its foundation is deception…collective deception by different organs of this govt, even if they were railroaded into such low insulting conducts by the ruling party.

  2. Light

    September 9, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Sai Buhari! I was rooting for Obaseki but alas Oshiomhole is still Oshiomhole. PDP all the way their evil are much familiar and oh they dont have to lie as much. Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu is the next Governor of Edo state. Good riddance to bad rubbish. And postponing electioms to a working day using intelligence for ur selfish interest. I blame the APC followers I was but my eyes are opened. Edo for pdp

  3. EE

    September 9, 2016 at 2:24 am

    This new Chairman ought to resign, isn’t he the least bit ashamed of his incompetence.

  4. mummy bobo

    September 9, 2016 at 10:05 am

    U pple should do dis election once and for all, anybody or party DAT want to use dis postponement as a means to do magomago, holy ghost fireeeeee

  5. nne

    September 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Bottom line, APC saw they were going to lose in Edo, hence the postponement. Meanwhile, Rivers state is still in limbo over their Assembly elections. Continue postponing. Keep making a mockery of INEC na ya self u dey do. Naijas are woke. 2019 go do una na like magic.

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