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Edo state governorship election holds on Saturday – INEC

, Edo state governorship election holds on Saturday – INEC, Effiezy - Top Nigerian News & Entertainment Website
, Edo state governorship election holds on Saturday – INEC, Effiezy - Top Nigerian News & Entertainment Website
Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to go ahead with Edo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday 10th September, despite security concerns raised by the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS).

According to Vanguard, on Thursday morning the commission took the decision after consultation with the security agencies and meetings among senior officials of INEC. A statement to that effect is being prepared and is to be issued within hours.

Controversy stoked preparations for the Edo elections on Wednesday when the police and DSS issued a joint statement advising INEC to postpone the election on the claim that they had intelligence reports of a planned attack by insurgents or terrorists in some states between September 12 and 13.

The claim was immediately rebuffed by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which said that the planned attack while not specific to Edo State, was timed after the September 10, election.

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