Breaking: INEC Postpones Edo Governorship Election

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There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has agreed to postpone the Edo State governorship election.

INEC is said to have reached the decision at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital this evening, Punch reports.

The report said the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, is planning to address a press conference soon.

According to the report, the commission agreed to shift the election by two weeks.

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Recall that the Nigerian Police and Department of State Services, DSS, had cautioned INEC to postpone the election citing security concerns.

However, the commission earlier today said it will go ahead with the election.

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